- Published on 11 January 2017
- Written by slbc news
An emotional Barack Obama today used his farewell speech to thank his wife Michelle. Outgoing president thanked for the sacrifices she made for his political dreams, calling her his "best friend" and a role model for the new generation. Obama was speaking in front of thousands of his supporters with the First Lady sitting in the front row. The First Lady received standing ovation as Obama thanked her. The country's first black president was first elected in 2008 on a message of hope and change. His successor, Donald Trump, will be sworn into office on 20 January.