>> Former President Barack Obama re-emerging in public for the first time Monday, after an extended post White House chill out that included kite surfing with Richard Branson.>> So what's been going on while I've been gone?>>
In a return to his roots as a community organizer in Chicago, Obama getting down to what he said would be a key focus out of office, mentoring inner city youth.
>> What are the ways in which we can create pathways for them to take leadership, for them to get involved. To take their own crack at changing the world. I want to work with them to knock down those barriers.>> Obama's reappearance coming just days before President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office.
In those first months, Obama maintaining a strict silence even after Trump, without offering evidence, accused Obama of wiretapping his Trump Tower offices. Obama issuing only a brief statement flatly denying it. FBI director James Comey later rebutting Trump's claim in front of Congress. Reporter Chris Kenny is on the story in Chicago.
>> Obama did not talk about President Donald Trump, did not mention any policy disagreements he had with his successor. Instead he stuck with his theme of encouraging young people to get involved civically, and he also bemoaned the political divide in this country, and said that that was one of the reasons he believed why young people weren't getting as involved as they once did.
>> The one thing that I'm absolutely convinced of is that yes we confront a whole range of challenges from economic inequality and lack of opportunity to a criminal justice system that too often is skewed. All those problems are serious, they're daunting, but they're not insoluble.>> Obama choosing his return to the public eye in a city plagued by rising murder rates.
Trump at one point threatening to send in the Feds if local leaders fail to bring crime under control.