President Barack Obama delivered a symbolic farewell speech in Chicago’s McCormick Place on Tuesday night miles, before where he gave his presidential victory speech in Grant Park, Chicago eight years ago.
US president thanked US citizens for support. “You made me a better president, you made me a better man.” First lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, his wife, Jill Biden, and many current and former White House staff members and campaign workers were present at the event.
Here are 10 pointers from the historic speech delivered by US President –
# America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started.
# “You made me a better president, you made me a better man.”
# I reject discrimination against Muslim Americans.
# We’ve taken out tens of thousands of terrorists, including Osama bin Laden.
# No foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland these past eight years.
# The bubbles and rise of naked partisanship is a threat to our democracy.
# Race remains a potent and often divisive force in our society.
# A great gift our Founders gave us. The freedom to chase our individual dreams through our sweat, toil, and imagination.
# I can’t do that, says US President Barack Obama as crowd shouts “four more years”.
# Obama to Joe Biden: You were first choice I made as a nominee, and it was the best; in the bargain, I gained a brother.