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9 Powerful Quotes From Obama’s Farewell Speech That Would Inspire Non-Americans, Too

Published on 11 January, 2017 at 2:06 pm By

The USA president Barack Obama on January 10 gave a tearful farewell speech ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s formally taking over the white house as United States’s next president on January 20th.

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In his final speech, Obama was critical of Trump but gave the country his final outline of the present situation and gathering of the threats that the American democracy faces.

Obama said that the US is now more politically divided than ever and then pressed for a more optimistic vision for the country.

Obama the expressed his views about the anti-immigrant sentiment, racism and economic inequality that the country is facing and said if it continues people would be left fighting amongst themselves.

Obama, then went on to acknowledged the continuing difficulty of race relations that America faces and said things are better but not where it needs to be.

He took note of overseas threats and fanatics that are still present in civil society and claim to be speakers of Islam.



 

President then called for Americans to not to take the government for granted and asked the country to press their leaders to live up to USA’s principles.

He then tried to pacify a deeply partisan crowd who are now fearful of a Trump presidency.

Obama addressed multiple audiences in his hometown Chicago and sought to unite them by providing a common baseline, the one that is based on facts.

He then called on Americans to be “anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy” and asked them to break out of their ideological bubbles and try talking to each other.

He then went on to finish his speech with the famous words with which started his journey – “Yes we can”, and then added few final words of his own.

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