Obama's Final State of the Union Address
In his final State of the Union Address, President Obama asked Americans to dismiss the political landscape of tribalism and fear that has shaken the campaign for his replacement. He also said that people in the United States need to come together and build a “clear-eyed, big-hearted” and “optimistic” nation.
Obama told the American people that the country is once again in the state of change, but that the state of the union is strong.
The President also took aim at some of the candidates like Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Marco Rubio, as the country has seen the electoral picture take shape with enmity, impasse under the restraint of those who are wealthy and powerful.
He also commented on the critics who have downplayed his approach in the battle against ISIS.
Obama also alluded to the recent crisis with Iran that has taken place after the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guard Corps detained 10 sailors from the U.S. in the Persian Gulf after making their way into Iranian territorial waters.
I'm treating this last State of the Union just like my first - because I'm still just as hungry. I hope you tune in, because it's for you.— President Obama (@POTUS) January 13, 2016