By Sherri Guerrero
The outgoing USA president Barack Obama delivered his final speech as president amid tears and emotions here on Tuesday. President Obama used part of his farewell address in Chicago to give praise to his two daughters, Sasha and Malia.
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Dupont-Walker said that for her, as someone of African descent, as a woman and as a person of faith, the current political climate is "a moment of letdown", and many may be tempted to hopelessness.
Soon, the questions and confusion of White House enthusiasts everywhere were satiated when Mark Knoller, a CBS News White House correspondent, took to twitter later on Tuesday night to announce that Sasha had stayed behind in Washington D.C.to prepare for an exam at school on Wednesday.
This speech "highlighted a stark difference" between Obama and Trump, said the BBC's NY correspondent Nick Bryant: "Obama's preference for delivering reflective and historically literate orations, and Trump's penchant for expressing himself in tweets".
"Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two wonderful young women, smart and handsome, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion", he said as Malia (and all of us, really) held back tears. You know, I think the president elect would be the first to acknowledge that he didn't run a conventional campaign. He said to his daughters, "Of all I've done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad: Obama to daughters Malia and Sasha".
The Rev. Michael McBride, director of PICO National Network's Live Free Campaign, called Obama's farewell address "a primer on resistance". On Tuesday Obama said that "if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hard-working white middle class and undeserving minorities, then workers of all shades will be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclaves".
"For now, whether you're young or young at heart, I do have one final ask of you as your President - the same thing I asked when you took a chance on me eight years ago".
"We are honored to be a part of history and it has been a privilege dressing the First Family", founder Jane Siskin shared in a statement.
"You have made me pround and you have made the country proud". What the Jeremiah Wright of "God Damn America" lacked in admiration for the country, he made up for in clarity about its nature and its sins. Obama also thanked the volunteers and staff members who helped him get into the Oval Office.