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USA: Obama teary-eyed as he praises 'role model' Michelle in farewell address02:13

USA: Obama teary-eyed as he praises 'role model' Michelle in farewell address

United States, Chicago
January 11, 2017 at 08:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Barack Obama was teary-eyed as he delivered an emotional farewell speech following eight years of presidency in front of thousands of people in Chicago on Tuesday.

The US president shed a tear as he spoke lovingly of his wife, US First Lady Michelle Obama; “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the south side, for the past 25 years you have not only been my wife and the mother of my children, you have also been my best friend. You took on a roll you didn't ask for, and you took it on with grace and with grit and with style and good humour. "

Wiping away his tears with a tissue, Obama continued to praise his wife for making “the White House a place for everybody and a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model.” “You have made me proud and you have made the country proud," he concluded.

US President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as commander in chief on January 20.

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US President Barack Obama was teary-eyed as he delivered an emotional farewell speech following eight years of presidency in front of thousands of people in Chicago on Tuesday.

The US president shed a tear as he spoke lovingly of his wife, US First Lady Michelle Obama; “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the south side, for the past 25 years you have not only been my wife and the mother of my children, you have also been my best friend. You took on a roll you didn't ask for, and you took it on with grace and with grit and with style and good humour. "

Wiping away his tears with a tissue, Obama continued to praise his wife for making “the White House a place for everybody and a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model.” “You have made me proud and you have made the country proud," he concluded.

US President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as commander in chief on January 20.

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