''This is just a little pit stop. This is not a period. This is a comma in the continuing story of building America,'' said former President Obama during farewell remarks at Joint Base Andrews. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Former U.S. President Barack Obama tells Americans, "all the amazing things that happened over these last ten years are really just a testament to you" during a speech at Joint Base Andrews on Friday (January 20). "This is just a little pit stop. This is not a period. This is a comma in the continuing story of building America," said Obama during his farewell remarks. Black-clad activists angry about Trump's inauguration smashed store car windows and blocked traffic in Washington on Friday and fought with police in riot gear who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. The number of people who turned out to view the midday swearing-in, on a gray day threatened by rain, appeared to be significantly smaller than the estimated 2 million who turned out for now-former President Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009. But Obama gave a message of strength in his speech. "We look forward to continuing this journey with all of you and I can't wait to see what you do next and I promise you I'll be right there with you," he said.