It's almost over.
The day President Obama steps out of office will be a sad day in history. Many citizens are not looking forward to president-elect Donald Trump taking over our country. But others are still keeping the faith. Obama was not only a good president and leader, he was a good man, a good husband, and a great father. On top of all of that, he was the coolest president America has ever seen. And to keep your cool while having the most stressful job in the country is a big deal.
A few weeks ago, BET hosted a star-studded, farewell concert for the president and first lady. It was a bittersweet moment because it brought forth the reality that his final days are ahead. We’ll definitely miss the president and first family, but I wonder what will he miss? Obama has been the head of our country for the last eight years. I’m sure he’s going to miss leading the country and making important decisions, but what else is the president going to miss? If you too have wondered just that, you’re about to get your answer.
Taking A Moment
In a sit-down interview with Rolling Stone, before diving into what he’ll miss most about being president, Obama recounted a few private moments that have touched him throughout the years.
“There have been times just sitting in the Treaty Room reading letters from people who have a story to tell, a veteran who’s not getting services they need [and] a young DREAM Act kid who describes how he’s now gotten a degree and has gone back and is teaching in the school where he went, that move you deeply.”
What He’ll Miss Most
Of course the one thing our prez will miss is the team that has helped him carry out his many initiatives. “I think the thing that I will miss the most about this place, the thing that can get me sentimental – and I try not to get too nostalgic, because I still got a bunch of work to do – it’s the team we built here,” the president said.
People Like Brian Deese
He talked about how great his team was and how they worked closely with him on important decisions before zooming in on one of his guys, in particular.
“Somebody like a Brian Deese. Nobody outside of the White House necessarily knows Brian, must be 35, 37, something like that. He’s our deputy chief of staff for policy. He engineered the Paris Agreement, the [Hydrofluorocarbons] Agreement, the Aviation Agreement, may have helped save the planet, and he’s just doing it while he’s got two babies at home, and could not be a better person. And there are people like him across this administration.”