Read The Transcript Of President Obama's Farewell Speech, Because You Don't Want To Miss A Word

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On Jan. 10, 2017, President Barack Obama delivered his final public address as president of the United States, speaking from his hometown of Chicago to his supporters and to the American public at large. And whether you're going to miss the outgoing 44th president, or whether you're simply going to miss having someone in the White House with a rhetorical tone other than grimacing, punctuated shouting, then you really ought to drink it in while you can. So, you should read the transcript of Obama's farewell speech, because you won't want to miss a word of this address.

This will be the last time you'll get to see and hear Obama stand before and speak to the nation as president, the final punctuation on a historic administration. And there's no doubt that this is going to make for perhaps the sharpest contrast in incoming and outgoing presidents in modern American history.

In short, you may as well try to enjoy this while you can, because presidential oration is going to take a serious step backwards for the next four-to-eight years. Here's the transcript of Obama's powerful farewell speech, as transcribed by Romper, because you don't want to miss a single word:

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You will be missed, Mr. President.