Obama looks back on 8 years of 'remarkable progress' in New Years Day tweetstorm

President Barack Obama tweeted examples of the “remarkable progress” the US has made over the past eight years on New Years’ Day, including job growth, affordable health care, and marriage equality.

“As we look ahead to the future, I wanted to take a moment to look back on the remarkable progress that you made possible these past 8 years,” Obama tweeted from his POTUS (President of the United States) Twitter account. 

Facing the worst financial crisis in 80 years, you delivered the longest streak of job growth in our history. pic.twitter.com/Vk3PfRgZqF
— President Obama (@POTUS) January 1, 2017

After decades of rising health care costs, today nearly every American now has access to the financial security of affordable health care. pic.twitter.com/5e4nEcCxIM
— President Obama (@POTUS) January 1, 2017

We traded foreign oil for clean energy, we doubled fuel efficiency standards, & we acted on a global scale to save the one planet we’ve got. pic.twitter.com/7alrOtHNIr
— President Obama (@POTUS) January 1, 2017

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

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on New Years’ Eve that he wished a “happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”

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