President-elect of the United States Donald Trump meets with President Barack Obama for the first time at the White House.
The Electoral College meets in the state capitals to officially elect the next President. Joe Biden, the presumptive president-elect, is officially elected president after securing California's 55 electoral votes and will be inaugurated on January 20. Outgoing President Donald Trump continues to dispute the results of the election, claiming widespread electoral fraud, despite numerous failed lawsuits.
Following a phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the White House says that Turkish Armed Forces will launch an incursion into Syrian Democratic Forces-held northern Syria, and that United States Armed Forces will be withdrawing from the region to avoid clashing with its NATO ally.
United States National Security Advisor John R. Bolton is dismissed by President Donald Trump, citing strong disagreements. Bolton insists he resigned. The interim replacement is to be Deputy Charles Kupperman, says the White House.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets in the White House State Dining Room with parents and friends of young people killed in school shootings to discuss what needs to be done. Suggestions for the president included a number of items to make schools safer, and for Trump to "put politics aside" and back gun control measures.
U.S. President Barack Obama, the White House Office of Management and Budget, issues a partial shutdown of government agencies after the House and Senate fail to come to an agreement on a spending bill to keep government operations running.
In response to persistent accusations by potential Republican primary candidate Donald Trump and others, President of the United States Barack Obama releases his long-form birth certificate, certifying his birth in the state of Hawaii.
President of the United States Barack Obama announces plans via Secretary of Energy Steven Chu that additional solar panels will be installed at the White House, while the founder of Sungevity plans to install solar panels at the private official residence of President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed for the "Global Work Party" event planned by 350.