Merry Christmas everybody. One of the best parts or the holiday season is spending time with the special people in your life. And for me that means getting some help from my best friend for our annual Christmas weekly address.>> Now given how our first Christmas weekly address went, I realized that Barack needed all the help he could get.
You gotta get it together. You're gonna have to pull it together, POTUS.>> And the greatest gift that Michelle and I have received over the last eight years has been the honor of serving as your President and First Lady.
]>> You know, what? You got to stop it, all right?>>
Together we fought our way back from the worst recession in 80 years and got unemployment to a 9-year low. We secured health insurance for another 20 million Americans and new protections for folks who already had insurance. We made America more respected around the world, took on the mantle of leadership and the fight to protect this planet for our kids and much, much more.
By so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we first got here. And I'm hopeful we'll build on the progress we've made together in the years to come.