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December 1, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will depart Washington, DC en route Cartagena, Colombia.

In the afternoon, the President and the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse. The President will deliver remarks. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Casa de Huéspedes Ilustres.

Later in the afternoon, the Vice President will attend a dinner hosted by President Santos. This dinner at the Casa de Huéspedes Ilustres will be closed press.

The Vice President will remain overnight in Cartagena, Colombia.

 

 

 

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

5:00 PM

The First Family attends the National Christmas Tree Lighting; The President delivers remarks

The Ellipse Open to pre-credentialed media (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 4:20PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:20 PM

The Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia

Casa de Huéspedes Ilustres Pool Spray at the Top

8:30 PM

The Vice President will attend a dinner hosted by President Juan Manuel Santos

Casa de Huéspedes Ilustres Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: Talk Media News
Print: Yahoo
Radio: CBS

November 30, 2016

The Schedule

 

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with the 2016 American Nobel Prize winners in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

 

 

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

4:35 PM

The President meets with the 2016 American Nobel Prize winners

Oval Office Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Washington Times
Radio: Sirius XM

November 29, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to visit with wounded service members. This visit is closed press.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

 

 

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and The Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

2:50 PM

The President departs the White House en route Bethesda, Maryland

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 2:35PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:10 PM

The President visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Bethesda, Maryland Closed Press (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 1:30PM – Stakeout Location)

4:50 PM

The President departs Bethesda, Maryland en route the White

Travel Pool Coverage

5:00 PM

The President arrives at the White House

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 4:35PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Washington Post
Radio: SRN

November 28, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will also attend meetings at the White House.

 

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Examiner
Radio: NPR

November 27, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

November 26, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

November 25, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

November 24, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

November 23, 2016

The Schedule

In afternoon, the President will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden. The President will celebrate the 69th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, reflect upon the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving, and wish American families a safe and healthy holiday. The 2016 National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate were hatched and raised in Iowa. This ceremony is open press.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will be in Nantucket, Massachusetts. There are no public events scheduled. 

Later in the afternoon, the First Family will participate in a service event in the Washington, DC area. There will be travel pool coverage.

All times ET

2:45 AM

The President pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey

Rose Garden Open Press (Pre-Set 1:45PM, Final Gather 2:10PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:40 AM

The First Family participates in a service event

Washington, DC area In-Town Pool Coverage (Final Gather 3:55 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 09:30 am
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Tampa Bay Times
Radio: ABC

November 22, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will award twenty one recipients the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Vice President and the First Lady will also attend. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. This event in the East Room is open press.

All times ET

2:55 AM

The President awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom; The Vice President and The First Lady also attend

East Room Open Press (Pre-Set 11:30AM; Final Gather 2:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:40 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Talking Points Memo
Radio: WW1