- President Barack Obama delivered his nationally-televised farewell speech on Jan. 10.
Obama got choked up several times when referring to his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha, as the Daily Mail noted.
In a touching tribute to his daughters, Obama said: “Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion.
You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be your dad.”
Malia, who was seated in the audience, could be seen on camera shedding tears at her father’s sentimental remarks.
(Sasha was not in attendance, but remained home in Washington D.C., where she had a school exam the following morning.)
The President had some touching remarks for the First Lady also:
“Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side, for the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend.