Barack Obama
Barack Obama is making his first speech since Donald Trump took officeAlex Wong/Getty Images

Barack Obama has returned to the city where his political career began to deliver his first speech since stepping down as President of the United States.

On 24 April, Obama attended an event at the University of Chicago to talk about civic engagement and youth leadership.

Obama began by speaking about his political start as a community organiser in Chicago – before sharing his thoughts about how young people can become more engaged in politics.

"One of the things I learnt when I was organising – and I think it's true for a lot of young would-be do-gooders... You show up in a neighbourhood and tell people what they should be interested in," he said.

"Instead of listening to what they are interested in, and connecting those needs to areas of policy concern.

"The more you can make concrete for people that the reason there aren't enough after school programmes is not just that it's difficult to do; it's about budget.

"The reason there is concern about childcare; there aren't enough training programmes in place for child care, and here is what a change in public policy could support.

"That's when change is amplified."

People are lauding the former president for his panel – and comparing his speech-delivering abilities to those of current president Donald Trump.

"Listening to @BarackObama speak. I forgot what it was like to listen to someone who can properly communicate structured speech," one Twitter user wrote.

Another posted: "Obama is back in the public spotlight this week reminding us what it was like to have a president."

In comparison, the Associated Press recently released the transcript of an Oval Office interview with Donald Trump, which has been branded his most unintelligible interview to date.

In the transcript, there are 16 times in which a portion of Mr Trump's answers are deemed "unintelligible" – or where the audio recording of the interview is unclear.

Critics of the president have branded him the most inarticulate commander-in-chief in history, as Trump approaches his 100-day mark as president.