It’s an emotional morning in America — as Republican Donald Trump gets sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, the country is saying goodbye to Barack Obama, the country’s first Black president.
Obama, an absolute standup character, served two terms with pure class, dignity and love. As Obama and his stunning family get ready to move on to the next chapter of their lives, celebrities are praising the now-former president and his team for a job well done.
Zoe Saldana took to Instagram Friday morning to simply say thank you for all Obama has done for this country. “We hope we make you proud. You taught us that love is the only way to move forward,” she wrote. “I learned so much from you and our First Lady Michelle Obama. I am honored I was able to witness your presidency , and I have been forever changed, educated, guided and inspired by you. Our children will know about you, we promise.”
Lala Anthony posted on Instagram: “Grateful to GOD myself and my son were alive to witness this.JOB. WELL. DONE.FOREVER MY POTUS AND FLOTUS!!!”
Zendaya shared an emotional message on Instagram, writing: “My president is black…feels good to say. Thank you for all you’ve done and all you represent. #ThankyouObama.”
Khloe Kardashian wrote on the social media website: I’m asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.” Terribly sad to see you go but honored I was able to watch firsthand. I hope our history books will do you justice.
See below for more celebrity reactions.