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President Obama Pays Tribute To His Family In His Emotional Farewell Speech

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President Obama Pays Tribute To His Family In His Emotional Farewell Speech

President Obama was seen crying during his farewell speech as he thanked his wife Michelle, calling her his 'best friend'. Ah, no, what would Joe say?

As his two-term presidency comes to an end Obama spoke of the challenges he'd faced as well as his achievements and progress made.

At one point the crowd began chanting: 'four more years' to which he replied 'I can't do that.'

Michelle and 18-year-old daughter Malia watched the speech while wiping away a few tears. His other daughter, 15-year-old Sasha didn't attend, which caused a bit of a stir on Twitter as peoples asked #wheressasha. The actual answer is quite boring, though, apparently she stayed at home because she had a test in the morning.

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Talking about the First Lady he said: "Michelle - for the past twenty-five years, you've been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend. You took on a role you didn't ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humour."

He then wiped away a few tears before adding: "You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You've made me proud, and you've made the country proud."

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He also took the time to thank his daughters telling them that under the 'strangest circumstances' they had become 'amazing young women, smart and beautiful' 'kind, thoughtful and full of passion'.

"You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I've done in my life, I'm most proud to be your dad." Bloody Hell, I'm welling up here.

Finally, the bit we've all been waiting - Obama thanked his vice president and co-meme Joe Bidden. He said: "You were the first choice I made as a nominee, and the best. Not just because you have been a great Vice President, but because in the bargain, I gained a brother.

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Topics: Michelle Obama

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