Watch Barack Obama's Speech on Inauguration Day: "You Proved the Power of Hope"

"This has never been about us. It has always been about you.”

Former President Barack Obama is thanking supporters before he departs for a vacation in California — saying that they "proved the power of hope."

Obama was joined by former first lady Michelle Obama at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. They took a helicopter there from the Capitol following President Donald Trump's swearing in ceremonies.

“We’ve really been milking this goodbye thing, so it behooves me to be very brief," he joked to start out his speech, crediting “hope in the face of uncertainty" that drove the last four years. 

“You proved the power of hope," said Obama. "We have been the face, sometimes the voice, out front on the TV screen or in front of the microphone, but this has never been about us. It has always been about you.”

"All the amazing things that happened over the last 10 years are really just a testament to you."

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