For the last as the President of the United States, Barack Obama was joined by his wife, Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha to light national Christmas tree at the White House.
Obama said at the 94th year of tree lighting ceremony that he still believes “there is so much more that unites us than divides us”. The president who inspired Americans with the message hope in 2008, sounded like he still optimistic even after the election of Mr Trump. In his messages he told the crowd that hope “never goes out of style”.
Thursday ceremony was emceed by Eva Longoria and First Lady, Michelle Obama, read “Night Before Christmas” with Olympian Simone Manuel.