This week, the President got a head start on his Small Business Saturday shopping, took action to build trust between communities and local police, got a firsthand look at the ground-breaking scientific research behind the American-made Ebola vaccine candidate now in clinical trials, hosted the annual Tribal Nations Conference and the second-ever College Opportunity Summit, and last but not least, helped light the National Christmas Tree. That's November 28th to December 4th or, "Multiparameter Flow Cytometer.
Saturday, November 29th
On Saturday, the President and his daughters visited an independent bookstore, Politics and Prose, to pick out some page-turners on Small Business Saturday.
Monday, December 1st
On Monday, the President invited a group of local and national civil rights and faith leaders, mayors, and law enforcement officials to the White House, to discuss the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and outline the steps the administration is taking to strengthen the relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they're sworn to serve and protect.
Tuesday, December 2nd
On Tuesday, ahead of the annual Tribal Nations Conference, the President sat down with a group of tribal leaders from across America to engage directly on issues important to Indian country.
Later, the President, aka the "scientist in chief," explored two vaccine labs at the National Institutes of Health. In his remarks, he highlighted the progress we've made - and the challenges we still face - in the fight against Ebola.
Wednesday, December 3rd
On Wednesday, the President traveled across town to speak with and answer questions from a group of business leaders at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable.
That afternoon, he hosted the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Capital Hilton, the sixth such gathering for his administration.
That evening, the President and the Vice President held a meeting with Combatant Commanders and Military Leadership in the Cabinet Room.
Thursday, December 4th