January 17, 2017 / 11:32 PM / 3 years ago

Obama to hold final press conference on Wednesday: White House

President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he arrives to deliver his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/John Gress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold his final press conference as president on Wednesday, the White House said.

The press conference will be held at 2:15 ET (19:15 GMT). Obama is set to leave office on Friday when he will be succeeded by Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Chris Reese

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