Michelle Obama responds to president's farewell address with sweet throwback photo

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"I love you Barack. -mo".

Michelle beamed and appeared to hold back tears whiles daughter Malia cried.

"That's why we can not withdraw from big global fights to expand democracy and human rights and women's rights and LGBT rights".

Obama in a soft tone opposed the probable policies of real estate magnate and president-elect Donald Trump and expressed his viewpoint on diverse issues ranging from climate change to future of American Muslims.

President Barack Obama will mark the coming end of his two terms in office Tuesday with a farewell address given in Chicago, the city where he launched his political career.

"You are smart and you are lovely but more importantly, you are kind and you are thoughtful and full of passion". (The Obamas, they're just like us!) So there you have it, Barack Obama, responsible parent first, president of the United States, second.

But that's what we did.

In his farewell speech, he made clear his positions had not changed and he said his efforts to end the use of torture and close the USA prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were part of a broader move to uphold USA values.

This, as described by our president, is an example of what happens when we have the audacity to hope and dream and work together toward common good.

Beyond his brilliance, grace and sartorial sophistication (read: swag), President Obama inspires me to be a better man. In March, Obama announced that he and his family will stay in Washington for a couple of years after his presidency so that Sasha can finish high school, marking a departure from presidential custom. "The president is not one to be overly sentimental, but given the circumstances, I think it would be unrealistic to expect anybody to not feel some nostalgia for this moment", his spokesman, Josh Earnest told reporters traveling with Obama. And, you wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. On January 10, 2017, Obama bid goodbye to the White House with a heartfelt ceremony in Chicago, Illinois.

Obama also praised his wife, Michelle, for making him and the country proud.

Obama made it a little clearer as he concluded, "My fellow Americans, it has been the honor of my life to serve you".

In a statement last week, Obama said he hoped his final address would be "a chance to say thank you for this awesome journey, to celebrate the ways you've changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here". You see, according to a White House official, Sasha, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, had a science exam today.