You made me a ‘better man’ – Obama to American people

Published: 06:14 GMT, Jan 11, 2017 |

U.S. President Barack Obama gave a farewell speech to the nation on Tuesday night (Jan 10), looking back at his legacy as he encourages supporters demoralized by the election of Republican Donald Trump to feel optimism about the future of the country.

“Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes that we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight, tonight, it’s my turn to say thanks,” Obama said from McCormick Place, the city’s main convention center.

“My conversations with you, the American people – in living rooms and in schools; at farms, on factory floors; at diners and on distant military outposts – those conversations are what have kept me honest, and kept me inspired, and kept me going. And every day, I have learned from you. You made me a better president and you made me a better man,” he continued.

The Democratic president is feeling some nostalgia as he prepares to leave the White House on Jan. 20 after eight years in office.