Film-maker Prakash Jha, who has had a stint in Indian politics, says the outgoing US President Barack Obama's goodbye speech was as inspiring as his speeches have always been. "It'll be a while before we again are inspired by a POTUS speech! It has always been a privilege listening to Mr. Obama," Jha tweeted.
Barack Obama on Tuesday, said goodbye to the US citizens in a dramatic reinterpretation of a presidential farewell address. He asked them to reaffirm their faith in their own ability to "bring about the change", ending with his signature, "Yes we can."
The 44th US President gave the farewell speech in Chicago, reflecting on his time in office. The country's first black president, now 55, was first elected in 2008, on a message of hope and change.
His successor, President-elect Donald Trump, has vowed to repeal and replace some of his signature policies (Obamacare and many others). Trump would be sworn into office on January 20, 2017. Barack Obama would also be present at the Inauguration Day Oath taking ceremony of Donald Trump at the Capitol Hill.
It'll be a while before we again are inspired by a POTUS speech! It has always bn a privilege listening to Mr. Obama! pic.twitter.com/BVUxlc8pqa— Prakash Jha (@prakashjha27) January 11, 2017