President Obama left the Oval Office for the final time Friday as Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
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One of his final acts as president was leaving a note in the Oval Office for the incoming president. Vice president Joe Biden followed Obama, exiting the office.
Reporters shouted, “Are you feeling nostalgic?”
“Of course,” Obama responded before saying “thank you” on his way past the reporters.
After leaving the Oval Office, Obama waited outside the White House to greet President-elect Trump and pose for ceremonial photos.
On Thursday, Obama took to Medium on Thursday to publish a thank you letter to Americans.
“It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place,” he wrote. “It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world.”