U.S. President Barack Obama wishes Americans a happy Thanksgiving for the last time as the U.S. head of state. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday (November 24) wished Americans a happy Thanksgiving in his weekly address. Obama urged his countrymen and women to stay united in the wake of the divisive presidential election. "As a country, we've just emerged from a noisy, passionate, and sometimes divisive campaign season. After all, elections are often where we emphasize what sets us apart. We face off in a contest of "us" versus "them." We focus on the candidate we support instead of some of the ideals we share. But a few short weeks later, Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter our differences, we are still one people, part of something bigger than ourselves," Obama said. President-elect Donald Trump, a Republican, takes over from Democratic President Barack Obama on Jan. 20.