By: Vanessa Torres
The inauguration of the President of the United States is a ceremony which marks the commencement of a new four-year term presidency. On January 10, 2017 Obama delivered his Farewell Address in Chicago. President Trump’s inauguration took place on January 20, 2017 at which time he became the 45th President of the United States. Thus concluding the eight year era with Obama.
During Obama’s Farewell Address he attempted to relieve America’s concerns over the change in leadership. He urged Americans to give Donald Trump a chance and some time to get adjusted to the responsibilities of the presidency. “I don’t think he is ideological, I think ultimately he is pragmatic in that way and that can serve him well as long as he has got good people around him and he has a good sense of direction,” Obama said.
“Four more years! Four more years!” said the audience during his Farewell Address. He wiped the tears off his face as he paid tribute to his daughters and the First Lady. He praised Michelle Obama for executing her role as first lady “with grace and grit and style and good humor” and for making the White House” a place that belongs to everybody.” To VP Joe Biden: “You were the first decision I made as a nominee, and it was the best…in the bargain, I gained a brother.” As he gave his goodbyes, on Twitter he posted, “Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe-not in my ability to create change, but in yours.”