President Obama took the stage at Chicago’s McCormick Place to deliver his farewell address Tuesday (Jan. 10). The commander in chief’s topics of discussion include jobs, race relations, immigration, terrorism, climate change, and overall tolerance.
Over the course of 4,500 words, the president delivered a determined pep talk and reality check, warning his audience not to lose faith in democracy or to give up participating in the American experiment.
“Show up. Dive in. Stay at it,” he urged. “Sometimes you’ll win. Sometimes you’ll lose . . . And more often than not, your faith in America — and in Americans — will be confirmed.”
Watch the live stream below.