President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to the American people on Jan. 10, at 9 p.m. ET, from McCormick Place in his hometown, Chicago, Illinois. In a written remark released at the beginning of the month, President Obama described presidency as an “amazing journey” and announced his remarks would be a “grateful farewell” to the American people. Promising to “offer some thoughts on where we all go from here,” many are likely hoping that the president will put forward suggestions as to how President-elect Donald Trump might ease the transition from one administration to the next. Despite worries about Trump's capacity to perform the duties required of the commander in chief, President Obama has so far expressed optimism that the president-elect will rise to the occasion.