Before President Obama takes his final bow, the Obamas will be hosting a star-studded bash on Friday. The President and First Lady’s farewell party will be attended by close friends, Democrat donors and celebrity supporters of Barack Obama including Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Oprah Winfrey and Bradley Cooper, an insider told the Washington Post.
The President will address the nation for the final time as President of the United States when he takes to McCormick Place in Chicago on January 10 to deliver his last speech in the same city he gave his first address as POTUS.
In an email to his supporters, President Obama has hinted at the content of his speech, and said: ‘In 1796, as George Washington set the precedent for a peaceful, democratic transfer of power, he also set a precedent by penning a farewell address to the American people.
‘And over the 220 years since, many American presidents have followed his lead.
‘On Tuesday, January 10, I’ll go home to Chicago to say my grateful farewell to you, even if you can’t be there in person.
‘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.
‘Since 2009, we’ve faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger.
‘That’s because we have never let go of a belief that has guided us ever since our founding – our conviction that, together, we can change this country for the better.
‘So I hope you’ll join me one last time. Because, for me, it’s always been about you.’
First Lady Michelle is also preparing her final speech to the American public and is expected to talk to the American people officially for the last time at the School Counselor of the Year ceremony this Friday.
The farewell party at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will take place exactly two weeks to Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017.by