With the inauguration ceremony for Donald Trump due in just over a week, questions are now starting to emerge over what the future holds for the outgoing president. Will Obama stick to his political roots or venture into other fields?
After Obama finished college, he relocated to Chicago where he helped rebuild communities hit by the closure of locally-based steel plants, and even after he went on to complete his law degree, he continued to stay active in his community.
However, it seems Obama has his own thoughts on what he’ll do when he leaves office
Obama told the audience that when he leaves, he wants to “find ways to help people”.
Few years ago, He said: “Eventually I had the opportunity to run for President. But I’ll be done being President in a couple of years, and I’ll still be a pretty young man – not compared to you guys, but I’ll still be pretty young,” Obama said at the time.
“And so I’ll go back to doing the kinds of work that I was doing before, just trying to find ways to help people – help young people get educations, and help people get jobs, and try to bring businesses into neighbourhoods that don’t have enough businesses.”
“That’s the kind of work that I really love to do.”