President Obama was many things to many people, but one thing he wasn’t was meek. He could take criticism, of course, as many politicians do, but when the time came to clap back to his detractors, he wasn’t shy about it at all.

As part of our “Saying Farewell” series, here’s a look at some of his best retorts from over the years. Tell us in the comments section which ones were your favorites.

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