President Obama Delivers Emotional Farewell Address

Obama told Americans, ""Yes we can. Yes we did. Yes we can," in a speech from Chicago that also paid tribute to his wife, daughters and Vice President Joe Biden.
3:04 | 01/11/17

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Overnight, president Obama giving that emotional farewell address as president in front of his family and that huge crowd in Chicago and ABC's Tom llamas was there. Good morning, Tom. Reporter: Michael, good morning to you. The president breaking tradition not delivering that farewell address in D.C. But right here in Chicago, the city where he got his start in politics and, of course, eight years ago where our first African-American president had that victory speech after winning the presidential election. The speech last night powerful, uplifting and at one point the president getting very emotional. President Obama on his home turf in Chicago saying good-bye from where it all started for him. This is where I learned the change only happens when ordinary people get involved and they get engaged and they come together to demand it. Reporter: The president celebrating his victory. If I had told you eight years ago that America would reverse a great recession, take out the mastermind of 9/11, win marriage equality and secure the right to health insurance for another 20 million of our fellow citizens, if I had told you all that, you might have said, our sights were set a little too high. Reporter: The president seeming to take shots at some of president-elect trump's policies and positions. If we're unwilling to invest in the children of immigrants just because they don't look like us, we will diminish the prospects of our own children. That's why I reject discrimination against muslim-americans. Who are just as patriotic as we are. Reporter: Rallying his supporters to fight for change. If you're tired of arguing with strangers on the internet, try talking with one of them in real life. If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing. Reporter: The president then moving to the first lady. 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. Reporter: Wiping away tears while speaking about his family telling his daughters. You have become two amazing young women. You are smart and you are beautiful but more importantly you are kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion. Reporter: The president ending his remarks with a play on that mantra that helped him get to the white house. Yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we can. Thank you, god bless you. Reporter: Now as he was leaving Chicago last night for Washington, his last official trip in air force one as commander in chief, he sent out this tweet. Lease put it up. The president tweeting, "Thank you for everything. My last ask is as my first, I'm asking you to believe, in the ability to create change and in yours." Now many of the supporters I spoke to last night saying, guys, this is not the last we have heard from the Obamas. Back to you. All right. Thank you, Tom.

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