Barack Obama has thanked Americans for the support they gave to him during his eight years in office as President of the United States.
Obama gave the final word when he was accosted by reporters during his final visit to the Oval Office.
“Are you feeling nostalgic?” inquired a reporter from the Rose Garden.
“Of course,” said the President.
“Any final words for the American people?” asked another.
“Thank you,” he said.
Obama departed the Oval Office for the final time Friday, slipping a letter for Donald Trump into the top drawer of his desk and striding toward the Residence.
He was upbeat, smiling and revealing no apprehension about the man he’s about the meet and escort to the U.S. Capitol.
Thousands of guest including former American President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary who lost to Trump in the keenly contested Nov. 8, 2016 presidential election were among dignitaries that graced the inauguration.
Meanwhile, a friend of Trump who just left St. John’s Church venue of the inaugural church service told CNN that the moment is beginning to sink in for Trump.
“He was emotional. Can see it hitting him,” the source said.
Trump hugged members of his cabinet on his way out. He was teary eyed.