Watch Obama Give His First Post-Presidency Remarks In Chicago

He’s speaking at a roundtable organized by Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny.

April 24, 2017

President Barack Obama's first political appearance since leaving office in 2017 took place at a roundtable organized by the Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny (CRED). The CRED program discusses policy and job opportunities for at-risk youth in Chicago. Watch a video stream of the roundtable above via NBC News.


The organization was founded by Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan. Obama's spokesman Kevin Lewis said to The Independent, "The president and Mrs Obama look forward to working with similar organizations through the Obama Foundation and the My Brother's Keeper initiative that are already committed to bringing much needed expansion of opportunities in Chicago neighbourhoods," Lewis said.

Obama has stayed away from United States politics since leaving the presidency, opting to party with billionaire Richard Branson and sign a $60 million book deal along with his wife Michelle.

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Posted: April 24, 2017