Barack Hussein Obama is set to give his farewell address in Chicago tonight, and insiders say he will take this opportunity to steer the country towards his values and policies one last time before handing over power to Donald Trump.
Daily Mail reported that the White House said Obama will offer Americans advice about the “challenges” that lie ahead, indicating that he will likely use his speech to bash Trump.
“The President certainly could give a long speech reciting the many accomplishments of his administration, but that’s not how he’s choosing to spend his time tomorrow night,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
The president will be accompanied by his wife Michelle Obama as well as Vice President Joe Biden and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Obama will begin his speech at 9 pm Eastern time at Chicago’s Convention Center before flying back to Washington D.C. overnight on what is likely to be his final trip on Air Force One.
The White House said Obama will discuss the concepts of fairness and justice in his speech, and that “if you work hard, you should have the opportunity to succeed regardless of what you look like, or what your last name is, or who you love.”
We can only hope that Obama is classy enough to not use this speech to shamelessly trash the president-elect. However, given what Obama has done in the last few weeks, we are already fearing the worst…