US President Barack Obama will give his final speech as commander-in-chief on Tuesday (10 January) from his hometown of Chicago.
President Obama's "farewell address" will have a campaign look and feel - a departure from his predecessors' final words.
Left unclear, however, was whether those tickets were legitimate or could be legally sold. She offered a 40-inch TV in exchange for a ticket and got a buyer via Craigslist Monday afternoon.
A person selling two tickets said they waited in line from 3:30 a.m. outside in the cold until doors opened at 6 a.m., and waited an additional two hours to score their pair of passes.
"Someone is always looking to make a profit on a situation, disaster or calamity", Bernas said.
Kenita Christmas, who was first in line to get her ticket with her daughter, had queued from 4.30am. "I guarantee someone will be turned away on Tuesday". "You may not agree with some tough decisions I have made". Early Saturday, thousands stood in line during single-digit temperatures for a chance to get tickets.
White House Communications Director Jen Psaki said Obama decided to make the speech in Chicago because it's where he got his political start and first learned the lesson that real change happens through the actions of individuals.
One of the speech goals - though no one who briefed me said it this bluntly - is to remind Democrats devastated by the looming presidency of Donald Trump - that history has a very long arc. "I got my golden ticket and I can't wait to see Obama".
The White House says the farewell address will be streamed live online.
"I'm thinking about [my remarks] as a chance to say thank you for this fantastic journey, to celebrate the ways you've changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thought on where we all go from here", he wrote. "But we're expecting much more than a fond farewell".