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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama Reuters

US President Barack Obama is all set to deliver his farewell speech in Chicago on 10 January.

The 55-year-old American politician will be the tenth president in American history to do so, and will join the ranks of other presidents including George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

The White House will stream the speech live on its website at 9 p.m. EST. The address will also air live on its official Facebook page.

Lead speech-writer Cody Keenan revealed what to expect in Obama's speech. He told AFP: "It's not going to be like an anti-Trump speech, it's not going to be a red meat, rabble rousing thing, it will be statesman-like but it will also be true to him. It will tell a story."

"The thread that has run though his career from his days as community organizer to the Oval Office is the idea that if you get ordinary people together and get them educated, get them empowered, get them to act on something, that's when good things happen," he said.

Keenan added: "For him, as someone who started as a community organizer, whose campaign was powered by young people, ordinary people, we decided we wanted to go back to Chicago. Chicago is not just his hometown, it's where his career started."