Timeline of the presidency of Barack Obama (2016)

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The following is a timeline of the presidency of Barack Obama, from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. For his time as President-elect, see the Presidential transition of Barack Obama; for a detailed account of his first months in office, see First 100 days of Barack Obama's presidency; and for a complete itinerary of his travels, see List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama.

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

President Obama views an exhibition baseball game with Cuban President Raúl Castro at Estadio Latinoamericano during Obama's historic visit to Havana, Cuba, March 22, 2016

April[edit]

President Obama greets Prince George of Cambridge, third in line to the British throne, at Kensington Palace during his visit to London, April 22, 2016

May[edit]

June[edit]

President Obama delivers a statement in Orlando, Florida after meeting with the families and victims of the nightclub shooting, June 16, 2016

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 2 – The President welcomes Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the White House for a state visit; the Obamas host a state dinner at the White House for Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
  • August 6 – President Obama begins his vacation of the island of Martha's Vineyard for the 6th and final time during his presidency.[76]
  • August 21 – President Obama and his family return to the White House after a 16-day vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.[77]
  • August 23 – President Obama visits Baton Rouge to survey the damage and to comfort the victims of flood destruction in 20 Louisiana parishes.[78]
  • August 31 – President Obama leaves on his final trip to Asia as President. He visits Midway Atoll, China and Laos.[79]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 18 – The President welcomes Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to the White House for a state visit; the Obamas host a state dinner at the White House for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

November[edit]

President Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump at the Oval Office following the latter's victory in the 2016 presidential election, November 10, 2016
  • November 8 – The 58th quadrennial presidential election occurs. Businessman Donald Trump of New York wins the election and becomes President-elect. The Republicans retain their majority in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate.
  • November 9 – President Obama calls President-elect Trump in the early morning hours to congratulate him on his victory.
  • November 10 – President Obama meets with President-elect Trump at the Oval Office to discuss the transition of power between the presidents. President Obama states the meeting was "excellent," and President-elect Trump says the meeting was supposed to last around 10–15 minutes, but went on to be around 90 minutes.
  • November 14 – President Obama holds his first news conference since the election of Donald Trump and encourages Americans to give him some time to get adjusted to the responsibilities of the position as President.[83]
  • November 15 – President Obama travels to Athens, Greece, the first stop on his final international trip as president.[84]
  • November 16 – President Obama tours the Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon, on the second day of his official visit to Greece.[85]
  • November 20 – President Obama attends the APEC economic summit in Lima, Peru.[86]
  • November 26 – President Obama releases a statement on the death of Fidel Castro saying in part, "History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him. "[87]

December[edit]

  • December 2 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Secretary-General-designate António Guterres of the United Nations.
  • December 6 – President Obama gives his last national security speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. In the speech, the President says that the danger of terrorism is a long-term issue, saying "the threat will endure".[88]
  • December 7 – President Obama notes the 75th anniversary of the World War II Pearl Harbor Attack.[89]
  • December 14 – President Obama signs the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan bill to expand funding for medical research.[90]
  • December 15 – President Obama signs the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016, which makes it illegal to use a bot to purchase tickets online.[91]
  • December 16 – President Obama holds his final press conference of 2016.[92]
  • December 16 – President Obama and his family travel to Hawaii on Air Force One for their annual holiday vacation.[93]
  • December 23 – President Obama signs into law the annual defence spending bill which would increase military pay and require all new recruits to be issued athletic shoes made in the United States.[94]
  • December 27 – President Obama visits the USS Arizona Memorial with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to honor the 2,403 Americans who died on December 7, 1941.[95]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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