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    Obama Lights National Christmas Tree for the Last Time as US President

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    US President Barack Obama and his family have lit the National Christmas Tree at the White House.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – "After eight years as your President I still believe that there is so much more that unites us then divides us," Obama said at the Thursday night Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

    Barack was joined by his wife Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha on Thursday.

    This is the last time that Obama is taking part in the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

    Donald Trump, who won the US presidential election on November 8 by gaining an electoral vote lead over Clinton, will be inaugurated as US president on January 20, 2017.

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    • michael
      who cares?
    • Skippy !!!
      This parasite would look much better HANGING from the Christmas tree then light it, with a flamethrower!!! THAT would be a far better gift to the world than what the Syrians have had for past five years of total war!!!
    • marcanhalt
      One bulb for each Democratic staffer having to be let go...Nice!
    • questfortruth
      The best Christmas present the country could get! He'll be gone in less than two months. Hopefully he won't screw anything else up in the time he has left.
    • Mikhas
      Isn´t the degenerated pervert and his wookie in drag gone yet?
    • Aitken
      bye bye obongo, don't let the door hit you on the ass...
    • IE22
      Must be horrible for a jewish controlled muslim to have to promote Christianity
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