It’s been eight years since President Barack Obama was sworn into the Presidency of the United States. In the coming weeks, he’ll be exiting the White House, and Donald Trump will be moving in.
Next week he’ll be delivering a farewell speech from his hometown Chicago. Since George Washington, U.S. presidents have often delivered a final address to the American people as a way to share both their reflections on their time in office and their outlook on the future of our country. Below is what President Obama wrote about his upcoming speech:
“On Tuesday, January 10, I’ll go home to Chicago to say my grateful farewell to you, even if you can’t be there in person. I’m just beginning to write my remarks. But I’m thinking about them as a chance 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…I hope you’ll join me one last time. Because for me, it’s always been about you.” – President Obama
After one of the most controversial elections in history, some have been worried that President Obama’s legacy may be tainted by his successor; however, history will still prevail and show how great he’s been.
President Obama will be delivering his farewell speech the evening of January 10th. More information is forthcoming.