Former President Barack Obama Delivers His First Public Remarks Since Leaving Office

“So, uh, what’s been going on while I’ve been gone?” Thats what the crowd was asked by the nation’s 44th President of the United States as he prepared to engage in a discussion with young people that may one day lead our country.

Former US President Barack Obama delivered his first public remarks of his post-presidency at the University of Chicago. The former commander and chief sat with six young leaders in the location of his future presidential library. Obama plans to combat gerrymandering, money in politics and media polarization. However, he identified young people as his highest priority. “What is the most important thing I can do for my next job? … The most important single thing I can do is to help in any way I can prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and take their own crack at changing the world,” he said. ¬†Obama avoided criticizing President Trump and instead gave sound advice to young people from all over the country that attended the invitation-only event.