President Obama championed America’s diversity in an upbeat final news conference Wednesday, challenging Americans to do more to ensure civil rights for everyone and insisting that future presidents will reflect the mixed-up “stew” of Americans of all faiths and backgrounds.
“I believe in this country. I believe in the American people,” Obama said in a warm farewell to reporters. “I believe that people are more good than bad. I believe tragic things happen. I think there’s evil in the world. But I think at the end of the day, if we work hard and if we’re true to those things in us that feel true and feel right, that the world gets a little better each time.
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