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>> I want to thank you all for->> President Obama opened his final press conference by thanking the press conference for doing its work.>> Having you in this building has made this place work better.>> A perceived dig at recent reports Trump's team considered moving the press corps out of the building.
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On Wednesday the president defending his legacy and the choices his administration made, with advice for the incoming president.>> This is a job of such magnitude that you can't do it by yourself. You're anomalously reliant on a team, but if you are gonna make big shifts in policy, just make sure you thought it through.
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>> As he did in his farewell address, the president describing both his hopes and fears for the future, specifically threats to democracy.>> We are the only country, in the advanced world that makes it harder to vote rather than easier. This all notion of election or voting fraud.
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This is something that has constantly been disproved, this is fake news.>> The President also defending his decision to pardon Chelsea Manning, the private first class who leaked classified information.>> The sentence that she received was, very disproportional>> This proportion that relatives to what other.>> Despite the fact that the new administration has promised to undo most of his agenda, Obama tried to end his eight years in office the way it begun on his message of hope.
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>> I believe in this country. I believe in the American people. I believe that, people are more good than bad. In 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.
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>> As he left he said>> Good luck>> The White House Press Corps, given the 45th president's relationship with the media thus far, chances are they're going to need it