President Barack Obama's farewell address in Chicago Tuesday night prompted public figures -- spanning the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports and music -- to take to their social media accounts and gush over the outgoing president and his one-hour send-off.
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Drake had one of the more creative posts: The Canadian-born rapper posted to Instagram a meme consisting of his beard superimposed over a photo of the president. "As a Canadian that calls America home for part of the year, I will always carry your words and the memory of your time in office with me as inspiration," he wrote. "Big up yaself O."
"I'm thankful for his friendship, steady leadership, and the progress we've achieved," Kaine wrote.
Inspiring message from President Obama. I'm thankful for his friendship, steady leadership, and the progress we've achieved #ObamaFarewell— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) January 11, 2017
Warren tweeted, "President Obama is a good man who has made our economy, country, & planet safer -- & has given us hope."
Others who took to Twitter to express themselves in 140 words or less included "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes, "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg, "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington, singer Cher and basketball legend Magic Johnson.
And BOOM...THAT is the way a President drops the microphone and moves on down the road— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 11, 2017
2Nite Pres Will Talk About Coming 2Gether,&NOT GIVING UP ON OUR IDEALS.Civil Rights,Women’s Rights,LGBT Rights,Voting Rights,HUMAN RIGHTS??— Cher (@cher) January 11, 2017