1. Barack Obama to deliver first public remarks of his post-presidency

Barack Obama to deliver first public remarks of his post-presidency

Former United States president Barack Obama will deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency, three months after leaving the White House.

By: | New York | Published: April 23, 2017 7:28 AM
Obama is slated to speak with young leaders on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. (Reuters)

Former United States president Barack Obama will deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency, three months after leaving the White House. Obama is slated to speak with young leaders on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. The event at the University of Chicago is billed by his office as a “conversation on community organising and civic engagement” and a part of Obama’s goal to “encourage and support the next generation of leaders.” The 44th president’s public appearance will also come just days ahead of the 100-day mark for President Donald Trump.

Obama is also expected to speak on is the ongoing Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, his landmark health care law. He defended the Affordable Care Act on its seventh anniversary last month, saying in a statement, “Health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for everybody.” For the most part, Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have largely stayed clear of the public spotlight since leaving the White House.

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