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It is true that behind closed doors, I curse more than I do publicly..sometimes I get mad and frustrated like everybody else does, but at my core, I think we're going to be okay.

We just have to fight for it, we have to work for it and not take it for granted and I know that you will help us do that.”After leaving the White House, the Obama family moved to a home in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D. Former President Obama's office released a statement in which a spokesman said that "The President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion."The statement also underscored Obama's support of American citizens getting involved in the country's democracy: "President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. Citizens exercising their constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake."In November 2017, Obama again demonstrated his commitment to constitutional issues by reporting to jury duty.

In his last days in the Oval Office, Obama also presented Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction. And I see that in the young people I've worked with.

He shared these parting words at his last press conference with the White House press corps. I couldn't be prouder of them.”“And so, this is not just a matter of no drama Obama, this is what I really believe.

As a result, immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries traveling to the U. Obama embarked on a three-nation tour in late fall 2017, meeting with such heads of state as President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.

While in India, journalists took note of his seeming swipe at President Trump with his "think before you tweet" comment. "In this environment right now, it's easy sometimes to feel discouraged, and feel as if people are talking past each other," said Obama.But for now, whether you are young or whether you’re young at heart, I do have one final ask of you as your president — the same thing I asked when you took a chance on me eight years ago. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.”On January 19, 2017, Obama's last full day in office, he announced 330 commutations for nonviolent drug offenders. I think there's evil in the world, but I think at the end of the day, if we work hard and if we're true to those things in us that feel true and feel right, that the world gets a little better each time.The presidents granted a total of 1,715 clemencies, including commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the U. Army intelligence analyst who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information to Wik Leaks. That's what this presidency has tried to be about.A few days later, at a private event in Paris, the former president noted that more women should be promoted to positions of power as men "seem to be having some problems these days."Returning stateside in December, Obama spoke at a Chicago gathering of mayors and municipal officials from around the world who pledged to sign the Chicago Climate Charter, part of efforts to push back against President Trump’s declaration that he would withdraw the U. "This is where the particular talents of mayors come in.Because first of all, you are used to dealing with folks who can sometimes be unreasonable."Such a vision, however well-intended, was never realistic. After all, if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hardworking white middle class and undeserving minorities, then workers of all shades will be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclaves.“If we decline to invest in the children of immigrants, just because they don’t look like us, we diminish the prospects of our own children – because those brown kids will represent a larger share of America’s workforce,” Obama continued. Obama concluded his farewell address with a call to action: “My fellow Americans, it has been the honor of my life to serve you,” he said.