Michelle Obama fights back tears in her last speech as First Lady

The countdown is on until the official last day of Barack Obama’s presidency, and that means it’s time to saw
Michelle Obama gives her last speech as First Lady. Source: White House/Facebook

The countdown is on until the official last day of Barack Obama’s presidency, and that means it’s time to saw farewell to Michelle Obama as First Lady too.

Many of you here at Starts at 60 have said how you will miss the Obamas when they leave the White House, and Michelle’s final speech as First Lady might just make you miss them even more.

Michelle has made an emotional speech at her last event as First Lady.

As you would know, her speeches are one of the things she is a greatest at.

During her speech she described being the First Lady as “the greatest honour” of her life and said she hope she’s made you proud.

“I want our young people to know that they matter. That they belong,” she said.

“So don’t be afraid—you hear me, young people, don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.

“Lead by example with hope, never fear. And know that I will be with you, rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life…Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud.”

Meanwhile, her husband Barack will give his final speech as president on January 10 in Chicago.

If it’s anything like his wife’s you can be sure there will be millions tuning in to watch.

Will you miss the Obamas? What do you think of Michelle’s speech?


  1. Greg Hills  

    Always the refined Lady of Dignity, and Grace. Mrs. Trump will have a lit to live up to, but if course, she will need to do things her way, and not try and copy Mrs. Obama.

    • Greg Hills  

      That of course was meant to be …..a lot to live up to…..not a lit to live up to. Damn sneaky auto correct got me again!

  2. Pamela  

    He might be crying but most of America are cheering!

  3. Jen Smith  

    Bless her cause America had People who care about them. They can go as People who cared!! God help you under D.Trump. Please Lord let me be wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Kerry Patterson  

    A very dignified speech from a dignified lady. Now bring on the Circus!

  5. Wynand van Bakel  

    Cheers Michelle, Mrs Trump will have to lower her standards to get to your level, good ridance I say.

    • Heather  

      Good riddance. Out with the old. In with the new.
      She crying because she’s saying goodbye to many lurks and perks

  6. How petty can people be to make such nasty and unnecessary comments. This lady shows true heart and class, she’s real with real emotions!

  7. Barbara  

    The gravy train is over, hence the tears. No more $180 MILLION in travel for you sweetheart. Find another pigeon besides the American taxpayer, what few of them are left after your husbands pathetic term in office, to pay for your jaunts.

    • I supposed you are not reading and do little research and make some adjustments to what’s happening in America this past thirty years.

  8. She is the most brilliant empowering first lady of America that I ever known. Eveytime I hear her speech she get me strong. She’s speak not only from her mind, or her status, but she speak from her heart. As a woman am very proud of her. Honestly some day I hope she will be the next President of America. Aameen.

  9. K  

    To the couple above who are so jealous and nasty. You obviously don’t know the good work that Michelle has done for education and many charities over her time as First Lady. She has been an inspiration to many in the world and would step up when asked to, and do a variety of things with the general public. As for saying Mrs Trump will have to lower herself, ( what a stupid thing to say). She can barely smile that alone mix with the public and she had to steel Michelle’s speech as she could not even put a few words together she is that unintelligent. Just wait until Mrs Trump is in the White House and then you will know what bad standards are. Also learn to spell….riddance.

    • anne devlin  

      K–It is ironic you are lecturing others on how to spell while clearly demonstrating that you cannot spell yourself.

      Obama has spent his entire career in government service not as a hedge fund partner, yet he can afford q $20 million mansion in D,C, plus equally lavish homes in Los Angeles and Hawaii. That is impossible to afford on savings from your government salary plus pension unless you are dishonest or taking payola from”friends”. The math speaks for itself. Mrs Obama’s lavish vacations are also a disgrace to the Presidency. The only thing Mrs Obama did passably was to wear clothes she did not pay for.

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