As President Obama left the White House press room for the final time Wednesday, he thanked the press corps and wished members "good luck," rather than goodbye, something the internet quickly picked up on.

"Thank you very much press corps. Good luck," Obama said. 

During his final White House press conference, Obama highlighted the importance of the press as President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE assumes control of the Oval Office.

“America needs you and the country needs you," Obama said of the press.

“My hope is that you will continue with the same tenacity you showed us to get to the bottom of stories. Having you in this building ... keeps us honest."