This evening, Barack Hussein Obama will finally give the farewell speech we’ve been waiting for for the last eight years. It will air at 9 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on all major networks.
Obama has said that after he leaves the White House he will remain vocal about issues of importance to him, such as Trump’s proposed (and unconstitutional) Muslim registry and immigration reform. As Obama joked to The Daily Show host Trevor Noah during an interview that aired in December, “It’s not my intention to be the old man at the bar who’s just kind of hanging on. But I don’t anticipate that I’ll suddenly vanish.”
Obama will be the 10th president to give an official farewell speech, joining Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who all said goodbye to the country before leaving office.