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 TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement 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."