Obama gives farewell address

The 44th President of the United States, after serving two four year terms, calls for unity amid fractured politics.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Obama said he remained hopeful about the work that a younger generation would do. "Yes we can," he said. "Yes we did."

Speaking for the last time to citizens, the US President Barack Obama delivered a farewell address in Chicago, where he began his political career, calling for unity and hailing the growth of the American economy under his tenure. On January 20, Republican president-elect Donald Trump will replace him. 

"Democracy does not require uniformity...But they knew that democracy does require a basic sense of solidarity. The idea that for all our outward differences we're all in this together, that we rise or fall as one," Obama said.

TRT World's Kilmeny Duchardt brings us the latest.



Watch the full address below:

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