President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address in his home city of Chicago on Jan. 10 — 10 days before his successor Donald Trump takes office. The announcement was made in a statement emailed to reporters Monday.
“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,” Obama said in the statement.
The announcement came less than a day after the president took to Twitter to publish a series of tweets highlighting his administration’s achievements over the past eight years.
“From realizing marriage equality to removing barriers to opportunity, we’ve made history in our work to reaffirm that all are created equal,” Obama said in one of the tweets.