President Barack Obama will give his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.

During an appearance on the Today show early Tuesday, Obama said he planned to speak optimistically about America’s future.

“Particularly during times of stress, the American people need to hear from their president in terms of what it is exactly that we’re trying to do. Things that I’ve done well during the campaign I’ve not always done well as president.” he said.

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