President Obama Prepares for Farewell Address in Chicago


Time: 2:20 p.m. CEST

President Barack Obama will have a farewell address to the nation on January 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET ( 3:00 a.m. CEST). Obama will travel for the last time as president outside the Washington D.C. to Chicago, where he would deliver last speech. The White House aides informs since Monday that the speech is coming together, but few details are known until know.

The White House press secretary Josh Earnest during news briefing on Monday promised to the White House correspondents he would hold a press gaggle about the speech during the flight of Air Force One toward Chicago on Tuesday. Obama will talk from the McCormick Place convention center, the largest in North America and it is four miles from Grant Park, where Obama in 2008 delivered his victory speech.

The price for the tickets, as the Chicago Sun-Times explains are offered even on Craiglist for $ 5.000. Yesterday, Earnest explained that Obama was working on the speech, which will be “shorter and much different in style,” than annual State of the Union address.

“The president’s committed to delivering a forward-looking speech that will examine briefly the significant progress that our country has made in the last eight years,” Earnest said. “But, it will take a closer look at — and spend more time talking about — what the president believes is necessary for us to confront the challenges that lie ahead.” As Earnest explained, the president could take one last flight aboard the presidential aircraft at the conclusion of the inauguration.”

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