President Obama will deliver Farewell Address from Chicago

President Obama will deliver Farewell Address from Chicago

President Barack Obama will give his farewell address on January 10, in what is likely his final appeal to the people to preserve his legacy before Donald Trump takes over the White House.

President Barack Obama will give his farewell address on January 10, in what is likely his final appeal to the people to preserve his legacy before Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

It’s widely believed Obama’s achievements are at risk once Trump takes over the White House. Most notably, the Affordable Care Act which Trump insists he will roll back, which leaves Obama’s legacy at risk.

His farewell speech will be Obama’s “change to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you’ve changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here,” he said in an email to supporters.

Obama follows the footsteps of George Washington, who delivered the first presidential farewell address 220 years ago. Since then, many US presidents have followed suit and delivered a farewell speech. He was also the first president to establish a peaceful transfer of power, which became a standard for the US government.

“Since 2009, we’ve faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger,” Obama continued in the email. “That’s because we have never let go of a belief that has guided us ever since our founding—our conviction that, together, we can change this country for the better.”

He concluded: “So I hope you’ll join me one last time. Because, for me, it’s always been about you.”

Obama will give his farewell address January 10 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. You can watch the address live at wh.gov/Farewell or www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse.

Here is full email from President Obama.

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