Obama recently gave speech at Boeing retreat: report
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Former President Obama spoke at an executive retreat earlier this month for leaders of Boeing, the second consecutive year a former president appeared at the defense contractor's annual event, Bloomberg reported Monday.

A spokeswoman for Obama told Bloomberg that the former president waived his speaking fee to deliver the informal address. Attendees said Obama's talk focused on economic development and his foundation's work.


Boeing, the second-largest defense contractor in the U.S., has donated $10 million toward Obama's presidential library and museum in Chicago, Bloomberg reported.

The company has made similar donations in the past, including a $10 million gift to George W. Bush's Presidential Center. Bush reportedly spoke at Boeing's executive event last year.

Boeing is headquartered in Chicago and has a new global services outpost in Dallas.

Obama maintained a relatively low profile upon leaving office in 2017, but has since become more publicly visible. He delivered a number of campaign speeches last fall in support of Democratic candidates in the midterm elections.

The 44th president also met last week with members of the Golden State Warriors. The reigning NBA champions were in Washington, D.C., to play the Washington Wizards, and opted to skip a White House visit for the second straight year.