President Obama Pens Thank You Letter To The American People: “You Made Me A Better President”

On the final day of his presidency, Barack Obama shared a letter of appreciation.

January 19, 2017
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On his final day in the White House, President Obama has shared a letter to the American people. Obama wrote that it's a tradition for the sitting president to leave a letter for the incoming president. But before he wrote his letter to Trump, Obama offered some finals words for the rest of the country.

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"Before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th," Obama wrote. "Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man."

The 44th president shared a message of hope for the future to conclude, bringing back his old campaign slogan: "America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome.’ Yes, we can."

Read President Obama's full letter to the American people here.

President Obama Pens Thank You Letter To The American People: “You Made Me A Better President”