On Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama addressed the nation one final time as its commander in chief.
In his hour-long address, Obama discussed many of his accomplishments over the last eight years, including the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, our nation’s economic growth, marriage equality, and even the death of Osama Bin Laden.
He also noted that we still have a long way to go as a nation in terms of race relations, violence, and general understanding of one another.
There was also one topic that Obama touched upon, albeit in a sly way, that has everyone talking. That subject is President-elect Donald Trump.
Throughout his speech, Obama challenged the incoming president to do his best work for the nation on a multitude of topics. Obama also took the time to throw some shade his way with one sneaky comment about Donald Trump’s penchant for bullying people on social media. As Obama said,
This is perhaps the best advice our 44th president could give to the 45th.
Obama then took that comment and gave it to all Americans as a call to arms to do better. He added,
There was however one positive moment for Obama and Trump in the speech. When Obama noted the upcoming power change the crowd quickly began to boo to which Obama responded, “No, no, no, no, no.” One of the nation’s great strengths, Obama noted, “is the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next.”
Check out Obama’s speech in its entirety here.