Obama Cries In Campaign Staff Thanks Video

Sky News9 November 2012

Barack Obama showed his emotional side when he wiped away tears while thanking his staff, in a video released by his campaign.

The re-elected President was filmed giving the short speech to workers and volunteers gathered at his Chicago headquarters.

Speaking the day after he secured another four years in the White House , Mr Obama talks about his work as a community organiser in Chicago and tells campaign staff they will do "amazing things" in their lives.

And the President becomes emotional when he says that even before the election results, he felt the work he had done "had come full circle".

He tells staff members that he is proud of the work they did - before pausing to wipe away tears, as his campaign team launch into applause.

On Friday afternoon, a no-doubt exhausted Mr Obama will make his first post-election address to the American people from the White House.

The president will use the key moment to focus on the economy and outline his negotiating position on the deficit reduction and debt ceiling talks with Congress.

Both Democrats and Republicans agree that the combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to hit on January 1 next year - the so-called fiscal cliff - could plunge the economy back into recession.

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