January 18, 2017

Fact Check: President Obama's Final Press Conference

President Barack Obama speaks during his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. -  AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

President Barack Obama speaks during his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation on Tuesday night from his hometown of Chicago. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors across the newsroom, live-annotated the speech. Portions of the transcript with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact checks below. Obama Defends His Legacy As He Says Farewell: 'Yes We Can. Yes We Did' POLITICS Obama Defends His Legacy In Farewell: 'Democracy Can Buckle When We Give In To Fear.'

Note: The transcript was updated throughout the speech. While we are working to correct errors, it may contain discrepancies and typographical errors.

 

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