Obama bid adeau to Americans

11 Jan 2017

"Yes, we did. Yes, we can," was how President Barack Obama on Wednesday bade goodbye to Americans in an emotional speech, warning them of the threats to democracy from growing racism, inequality and discrimination, in an oblique reference to Donald Trump's rise to power. Refashioning his winning 2008 campaign mantra for 2017, Obama while addressing nearly 20,000 supporters in his hometown here, asked them to hold fast to their optimism and to look within for leadership.