Weve really been milking this goodbye Obama makes final speech before heading

first_img 21,939 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: C-SPAN/YouTubeFORMER US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has left Washington DC for a short vacation in California with his wife Michelle.Before they left, Obama made a brief speech at Andrews Air Force Base just outside the capital.In his remarks, Obama spoke about the importance of commitment and work.“It was hope in the face of difficulties. It was hope in the face of uncertainty. You proved the power of hope,” he said.The 55-year-old also spoke directly to the military men and women at the base and spoke about how they are the bedrock of their country.“Our democracy is not the buildings. It’s not the monuments. It’s you,” Obama told them.The former president is heading to Palm Springs, California to wind down after completing eight years in office.With reporting by © – AFP 2017Read: Obama definitely beat Trump in the battle of the crowd sizes >Read: ‘I won’t see Trump’s inauguration, I’ll be over the Atlantic’: US Ambassador bows out with Obama > ‘We’ve really been milking this goodbye’ – Obama makes final speech before heading on holiday The former president is going on vacation to California with his wife Michelle. Friday 20 Jan 2017, 10:13 PM Jan 20th 2017, 10:13 PM http://jrnl.ie/3197950 44 Comments By Rónán Duffy Short URL Share Tweet Email last_img read more