Every day, I have learned from you. In March, Obama announced that he and his family will stay in Washington for a couple of years after his presidency so that Sasha can finish high school, marking a departure from presidential custom.

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The speech seemed at times squarely aimed at his successor, President-elect Donald Trump - despite the fact that Mr. Obama said Mr. Trump's name just one time.

"You are smart, and you are lovely, but more importantly, you are kind, and you are thoughtful, and you are full of passion", Obama told them. We'll miss you guys!

But that's what we did. You were the change. His near-apocalyptic warnings throughout the campaign have cast a continuing shadow over his post-election efforts to reassure Americans anxious about the future. Twitterati started speculating the absence of Obama's youngest and later was impressed when they got to know the reason.

All told, Obama will have spent more than 2,800 hours or 116 days on the plane during his presidency. "But what I saw over eight years was a man who stood upright in an unprecedented storm of furious resistance and nastiness-much of it driven by an unwillingness in certain corners to accept the legitimacy of a black president-and rarely lose composure".

Obama made clear his opposition to those positions during fiery campaign speeches for 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but has struck a more conciliatory tone with Trump since the election. He is expected to be joined on stage by his wife, Michelle, who gave her farewell speech as first lady last week. He praised the first lady for taking on her role "with grace and grit and style and good humor" and for making the White House "a place that belongs to everybody". "And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model". You've made me proud.

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Mr. Obama spoke about the advances made on issues of national security and the fight against terrorism, noting that under his watch, the country has eliminated torture, worked to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and killed terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Brushing away tears with a handkerchief, Obama paid tribute to the sacrifices made by his wife - and by his daughters, who were young girls when they entered the big white home on Pennsylvania Avenue and leave as young women.

On Tuesday, January 10 at 9 p.m. EST, Obama will take to the airways to say his goodbyes and take time to reflect on the past eight years of American history, likely touching on his keynote legislation, Obamacare. "Of all that I've done in my life, I'm most proud to be your dad", he said.

"Your friendship has been one of the great joys of our lives", Obama said.

Breaking conventions has been a characteristic trait of one of the most popular US presidents in History.

"That order is now being challenged", said Obama in comments that resonate as Americans ponder whether Russian Federation helped to put Trump in the White House.

President Barack Obama will mark the coming end of his two terms in office Tuesday with a farewell address given in Chicago, the city where he launched his political career.