Obama, in Final WH Moments, Pitches His New Foundation

By Susan Jones | January 20, 2017 | 10:09am EST
President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama did some tweeting of his own on Friday, urging his supporters to check out his newly created Obama Foundation:

In four tweets on the official presidential account, Obama said:

"It's been the honor of my life to serve you."

"I won't stop; I'll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of truth and justice, good humor, and love."

"As we look forward, I want our first steps to reflect what matters most to you. Share your thoughts with me at http://Obama.org.

And finally: "I'm still asking you to believe -- not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours. I believe in change because I believe in you."

The Obama.org website describes the Obama Foundation as a "living, working startup for citizenship — an ongoing project for us to shape, together, what it means to be a good citizen in the 21st century. The Foundation is based on the South Side of Chicago, and we will have projects all over the city, the country, and the world.

"To help us get started, we would love to hear from you. Send us your ideas, your hopes, your dreams about what we can achieve together. Tell us about the people who inspire you and the organizations whose work you admire.

"This will be your Foundation just as much as it is ours.

"Because for all our outward differences, we, in fact, all share the same proud title, the most important office in a democracy: Citizen."

The message is signed, "President Barack Obama."

Obama waved to the cameras as he walked out of the Oval Office on Friday morning, preparing to greet the Trumps.

President Barack Obama greets Melania Trump as first lady Michelle Obama greets President-elect Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Melania Trump arrived with a gift in hand for her hostess, creating a moment of indecision as Mrs. Obama wondered what to do with it before they all posed for pictures on the White House steps.

Following tea and conversation, the Obamas and Trumps will travel to Capitol Hill for the swearing in.

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