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Today

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

Yesterday

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

November 21, 2016

The Schedule

On Monday morning, the President will return to Washington, DC. The arrival on the South Lawn will be open press.

The Vice President will meet with senior advisors.

The President has no other public events scheduled.

All times ET

2:20 AM

The President arrives at Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Print Pool

2:35 AM

The President arrives at the White House

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 2:15AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Roll Call
Radio: Talk Media News

November 20, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

November 19, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

November 18, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

All times ET

4:00 AM

The President arrives at the German Chancellery

Berlin, Germany Pre-Set Pool Coverage

4:00 AM

The President arrives at the German Chancellery

Berlin, Germany Pre-Set Pool Coverage

4:00 AM

The President arrives at the German Chancellery

Berlin, Germany Pre-Set Pool Coverage

4:15 AM

The President attends a meeting with European leaders

German Chancellery, Berlin, Germany Limited Pool Spray the Top

6:30 AM

The President departs Berlin, Germany

Tegel International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

6:30 AM

The President departs Berlin, Germany

Tegel International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

10:30 PM

The President arrives in Lima, Peru

Jorge Chávez International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: New York Times

November 17, 2016

The Schedule

In the afternoon, the President will arrive at the German Chancellery. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the arrival.

Afterward, the President will hold restricted and expanded bilateral meetings with Chancellor Merkel. The restricted bilateral meeting is closed press, and there will be a pool spray at the top of the expanded bilateral meeting.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will meet with senior advisors.  

Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a press conference with Chancellor Merkel. This press conference is pooled for cameras and open to correspondents.

In the evening, the Vice President will attend a dinner hosted by Ambassador of Colombia to the United States Juan Carlos Pinzon. This dinner at the Colombian Ambassador’s Residence will be closed press.

In the evening, Dr. Biden will deliver the keynote address at a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. Her remarks at the Community College Research Center are open press.

In the evening, the President will attend a dinner with Chancellor Merkel. This dinner at the German Chancellery is closed press.

The President will remain overnight in Berlin. 

 

 

All times ET

9:15 AM

The President arrives at the German Chancellery

Berlin, Germany Pre-Set Pool Coverage

9:25 AM

The President holds a restricted bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel

German Chancellery, Berlin, Germany Closed Press

9:40 AM

The President holds an expanded bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel

German Chancellery, Berlin, Germany Pool Spray at the Top

11:00 AM

The President holds a press conference with Chancellor Merkel

German Chancellery, Berlin, Germany Pooled for Cameras and Open to Correspondents

1:05 PM

The President attends a dinner with Chancellor Merkel

German Chancellery, Berlin, Germany Closed Press

7:00 PM

Dr. Jill Biden will deliver the keynote address at a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Community College Research Center

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York Open Press

7:45 PM

The Vice President will attend a dinner hosted by Ambassador of Colombia to the United States Juan Carlos Pinzon

Colombian Ambassador’s Residence Closed Press

November 16, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will tour the Acropolis and then the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. These tours will be pooled press.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. These remarks will be open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will host a lunch for Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Karen Pence at the Naval Observatory. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this lunch.

Later in the afternoon, the President will depart Athens, Greece en route Berlin, Germany. The departure from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport  and the arrival at Tegel International Airport will be open to pre-credentialed media.

In the evening, the Vice President will host a reception in honor of Diwali at the Naval Observatory. The Vice President’s remarks at the top will be pooled

The President will remain overnight in Berlin.

All times ET

4:25 AM

The President tours the Acropolis

Athens, Greece Pooled Press

5:45 AM

The President tours the Acropolis Museum

Athens, Greece Pooled Press

6:50 AM

The President delivers remarks

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece Open to pre-credentialed media

8:25 AM

The President departs Athens, Greece

Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

9:28 AM

The President tours the Acropolis

Athens, Greece Pooled Press

11:35 AM

The President arrives in Berlin, Germany

Tegel International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

12:30 PM

The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will host a lunch for Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Karen Pence at the Naval Observatory

Naval Observatory Pool Spray at the Bottom

6:30 PM

The Vice President will host a reception in honor of Diwali at the Naval Observatory

Naval Observatory Pooled Press

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal

November 15, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will arrive in Athens, Greece. The arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is open press.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in an arrival ceremony with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. There will be pre-set pool coverage of this arrival at the Presidential Mansion.

Afterward, the President will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President will arrive at the Maximos Mansion and hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the arrival and a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Afterward, the President will hold a press conference with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. This press conference is pooled for cameras and open to limited correspondents.

In the evening, the President will attend a state dinner with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Presidential Mansion. There will be a travel pool spray for the toasts.

In the evening, the Vice President will host a reception for the Ford’s Theatre at the Naval Observatory. This reception will be closed press.

The President will remain overnight in Athens.

All times ET

3:50 AM

The President arrives Athens, Greece

Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport Open Press

6:30 AM

The President participates in an arrival ceremony with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos

Presidential Mansion, Athens, Greece

6:50 AM

The President meets with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos

Presidential Mansion, Athens, Greece Pool Spray at the Top

7:25 AM

The President arrives Maximos Mansion

Maximos Mansion, Athens, Greece

7:30 AM

The Presidemt meets with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Maximos Mansion, Athens, Greece Pool Spray at the Top

8:55 AM

The President holds a press conference with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Maximos Mansion, Athens, Greece Pooled Press Pooled for Cameras and Open to Limited Correspondents

12:25 PM

The President attends a state dinner with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos

Presidential Mansion, Athens, Greece Pool Spray

6:30 PM

The Vice President will host a reception for the Ford’s Theatre at the Naval Observatory

Naval Observatory Closed Press

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: New York Times