Pres. Obama Pays Tribute to First Lady in Farewell Speech
In his final official address to the nation, the commander-in-chief paid an emotional tribute to his greatest ally and best friend.
On Jan. 10, 2017, President Barack Obama addressed the nation for the last time.
He said many things, but the moment that brought down the house was when he said this:
“Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side — for the past 25 years, you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend.”
He went onto praise the first lady by saying,
“You took on a role you didn’t ask for and you made it your own, with grace and with grit and with style and good humor. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And the new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. So you have made me proud. And you have made the country proud.”