Transcript: Obama’s speech at Nelson Mandela service

It’s amazing how loved President Obama is everywhere but at home.

CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — At Nelson Mandela’s memorial service Tuesday, President Barack Obama said the icon’s death should prompt a time for self-reflection.

“With honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask: how well have I applied his lessons in my own life?” Obama said. “It is a question I ask myself — as a man and as a president. We know that like South Africa, the United States had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation. As was true here, it took sacrifice — the sacrifices of countless people — known and unknown — to see the dawn of a new day.”

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