Eddie Vedder Will Perform at President Obama's Farewell Address

  • Eddie Vedder Will Perform at President Obama's Farewell Address

Eddie Vedder Will Perform at President Obama's Farewell Address

U.S. President Barack Obama gave what was expected to be his second-to-last web/radio address as president on Saturday (January 7), where he gave a brief glimpse into some of the points he'll touch on during his Farewell Address on Tuesday (January 10).

The speech is also meant to be a reflection on the outgoing president's tenure in office. "His intention is to motivate people to try to get involved and work for their democracy".

It's only a few miles from Grant Park, the site where Obama gave his first presidential victory address in 2008.

People courageous the cold temperatures in hopes of getting a ticket to attend President Barack Obama's farewell speech in Chicago, Jan. 7, 2017.

While President Obama rubbed elbows with Sarah Jessica Parker, George and Amal Clooney, Meryl Streep and Lena Dunham at a star-studded White House farewell party, Chicagoans braved the freezing cold to wait hours for free tickets to Obama's farewell speech.

Donald Trump has vowed to efface President Obama's legacy and hurled personal insults during a vitriolic election campaign.

And while within days of Obama's speech Republicans plan to take key procedural votes aimed at dismantling the president's signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act, Jarrett and Psaki argued that the law still has a fighting chance.

People of the United States of America and the world, prepare yourself for an emotional farewell as President Barack Obama is all set to deliver his farewell speech.

Aides said the farewell address has been several months in the making.

Last summer, at a planning meeting in the Roosevelt Room - adorned with portraits of Teddy and FDR and a bust of Eleanor - Psaki said she asked Obama if he wanted to do a farewell address. Numerous people waiting in line cheered for those who received their tickets. "You remind people that they are all Americans". And over the 220 years since, many American presidents have followed his lead.

The White House will also stream the speech live on its website and on its Facebook page.

Obama on Monday was still crafting his speech, his staffers said - an intended opus that has been in gestation for weeks.

The full email from the president and the Democrats promoting the final address and soliciting donations is shown below.

Top advisers say to expect to hear less about his accomplishments than his hopes for the future.

A person advertises two tickets for sale on Craigslist to President Obama's farewell speech at McCormick Place.