President Barack Obama returns to Chicago to give his farewell address — a tradition that goes back to the nation's first president George Washington.
President Obama delivers his final weekly address thanking the American people for making him a better President and a better man.
In it, he recapped some of the themes from his farewell address — what’s possible when we come together in the hard, but vital work of self-government – but we can’t take our democracy for granted.
He said our success as a Nation depends on our participation. It’s up to all of us to be guardians of our democracy, and to embrace the task of continually trying to improve our Nation.
Despite our differences, we all share the same title: Citizen. And that is why President Obama looks forward to working by your side, as a citizen, for all of his remaining days.
This will be a week of many final events for Obama as Donald Trump is sworn in on Friday. Obama will hold a final press conference on Wednesday.
Video and full transcript of Obama’s final weekly address (more…)
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