With just days left in his presidency, President Barack Obama is set to deliver his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night.
The president’s speech, according to White House officials will be “forward-thinking” and aim to raise the spirits of those who feel downtrodden by the recent news coming out of Capitol Hill.
“It’s easy to lose sight of that in the blizzard of our minute-to-minute Washington news cycles. But America is a story told not minute to minute, but generation to generation,” the president wrote on Facebook recently, reflecting on the turbulent times. “We’ve made America a better, stronger place for the generations that will follow. We’ve run our leg in a long relay of progress, knowing that our work will always be unfinished.”
President Obama wrote the speech himself and went through multiple drafts to get the tone and sentiment just right. He also plans to deliver his remarks from Chicago, a place where he says it “all started.”
The speech is set to kick off at 9 pm ET.
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