Obama to hold final press conference on Wednesday: White House

US President Barack Obama attends White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's last press briefing, in the White House Briefing Room in Washington on Jan 17, 2017.
US President Barack Obama attends White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's last press briefing, in the White House Briefing Room in Washington on Jan 17, 2017.PHOTO: EPA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold his final press conference as president on Wednesday (Jan 18), the White House said.

The press conference will be held at 2:15 ET (3:15am Thursday Singapore time). Obama is set to leave office on Friday when he will be succeeded by Republican President-elect Donald Trump.