Former President of the United States of America Barack Obama is to make his first public appearance after the end of his term in his hometown of Chicago. According to The Hill, Obama’s address there would end the three-month silence since he left the Oval office on January 20. Obama is reported to have spent most of these 3 months on a vacation in Palm Springs, on a Carribean island and a resort in French Polynesia. Obama is reported to be at the University of Chicago, participating in a town-hall-styled discussion on community organising and civic engagement. The University of Chicago is near the site of his planned presidential library.
Obama’s office released a statement saying that the event was a part of his post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world. This public event would mark the start of President Obama’s public life after the official end of his term. Obama is reported to be scheduled to visit Boston in order to accept the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
Although these events would take place just as Donald Trump is about to complete 100 days in office, The Hill reports that Obama is not likely to go after the current President, who had, without evidence, accused him of wiretapping his phones during the elections. Trump had also gone on to blame Obama for a series of international crises and had even gone on to question his nationality. Barack Obama had also openly defended the Affordable Care Act or the ‘Obamacare’, which the Republicans in the senate had unsuccessfully tried to repeal last month.