Look: Bittersweet! Obama Sends Out Happy New Year Wishes For The Last Time As President

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks on the South Lawn towards the White House after arriving on Marine One on November 21, 2016 in Washington, D.C. President Obama is returning from his final trip to Europe as U.S. President. (Photo by Andrew Harrer - Pool / Getty Images)

Look: Bittersweet! Obama Sends Out Happy New Year Wishes For The Last Time As President

2016 may have taken our favorite presidency with it, but 2017 is giving us our coolest fellow citizen.

Published January 1, 2017

The new year brings with it an opportunity for everyone to mentally start fresh. 2017 can be a great year, however something not so great is looming later this month.

Barack Obama, perhaps our most beloved president, will be leaving the White House on Inauguration Day (January 20) and be replaced by… well, we can’t admit who yet.

Anyway, looking back on Obama’s presidency, there’s plenty of good he did. On Twitter this morning, America’s first black president was feeling himself a little and decided to remind everyone what he accomplished over the past eight years.

“From realizing marriage equality to removing barriers to opportunity, we've made history in our work to reaffirm that all are created equal,” he tweeted, and then followed up with more. “We brought home more of our troops & strengthened U.S. leadership—leading with diplomacy & partnering with nations to meet global problems.”

The president also says he looks forward to becoming a normal citizen again. He may be the coolest one this country has in a few weeks. "It’s been the privilege of my life to serve as your President," he wrote. "I look forward to standing with you as a citizen. Happy New Year everybody."

Check out President Obama’s tweets in honor of the new year below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Andrew Harrer - Pool / Getty Images)

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