In case you missed it yesterday, Obama gave his last press conference of the year. We’ve compiled some clips to give you an idea of how it went.

Obama clearly stated that the U.S. is going to defeat ISIS.

NBC News reported:

Obama: ‘We’re Going to Defeat ISIS’

President Obama dispelled any notion Friday that he intends to be a lame duck president and pledged that in 2016 “I’m going to leave it all out on the field.”

“We still have some unfinished business,” an upbeat Obama said at what’s likely to be his last press conference of the year before flying off to Hawaii for a family Christmas vacation.

But while Obama sought to cast 2015 as a year of accomplishments, the threat of ISIS and the “lone wolves” inspired the group’s warped version of Islam continued to be a thorn in his side.

“We’re going to defeat ISIS,” the president said.

He couldn’t resist the urge to take a swipe at Republicans on climate change.

Talking Points Memo was clearly pleased:

Obama: GOP Is Only Party In ‘Advanced World’ That Denies Climate Change

President Barack Obama said Friday that the Republican Party is the “only major party” in the “advanced world” that denies climate change.

“Keep in mind right now, the American Republican Party is the only major party that I can think of in the advanced world that effectively denies climate change,” Obama said at what was billed as his last press conference of the year. “I mean, it’s an outlier.”

“Even the far right parties in many of these countries may not like immigrants, for example, but they admit, yeah, the science tells us we have to do something about climate change,” he continued.

And finally, he cut the event short due to an urgent matter.

Jesse Byrnes of The Hill:

Obama cuts off press conference to go see ‘Star Wars’

President Obama wrapped up his final press conference of the year Friday by telling reporters at the White House that he had to get to a showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“OK, everybody, I got to get to ‘Star Wars,'” Obama said from the lectern as he waved off more questions at the White House briefing room, smiling widely as reporters yelled out more queries.

“Merry Christmas, everybody,” the president hollered at reporters after leaving his microphone, before disappearing from the room.

Does everyone feel safer now?

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