Obama looks back on 8 years of 'remarkable progress' in New Year's Day tweetstorm


President Barack Obama tweeted examples of the "remarkable progress" the US has made over the past eight years on New Years' Day, including job growth, affordable health care, and marriage equality.

"As we look ahead to the future, I wanted to take a moment to look back on the remarkable progress that you made possible these past 8 years," Obama tweeted from his POTUS (President of the United States) Twitter account.

"We brought home more of our troops & strengthened U.S. leadership—leading with diplomacy & partnering with nations to meet global problems," he continued. " From realizing marriage equality to removing barriers to opportunity, we've made history in our work to reaffirm that all are created equal."

"It's been the privilege of my life to serve as your President," Obama said. "I look forward to standing with you as a citizen. Happy New Year everybody."

President-elect Donald Trumptweeted on New Years' Eve that he wished a "happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!"