The world caught a glimpse of what the Donald Trump presidency will be like after Trump snuck away from the press to dine at a fancy restaurant with his family. Once there Trump showed who is true friends are, and he made promises to some of the richest people in New York City.
Trump’s spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, lied to the press pool following Trump’s every move on Tuesday night, Nov 15, when she said the President-elect would not be leaving his apartment in Trump Tower. However, Trump did indeed leave around 7:30 p.m. and made a sneaky getaway to the ritzy “21 Club”. This move incensed NBC’s Hallie Jackson who Tweeted, “Not unusual for a president-elect to visit a local restaurant. What IS unusual: calling a lid.” However, Jackson would have the last laugh as she learned of Trump’s destination and made a reservation. Surprisingly, Jackson was granted access to the restaurant and she captured a video of Trump speaking to patrons.
The video itself shows Trump being welcomed with a thundering applause granted to a conquering hero. While he was shaking hands with unknown individuals he said, “We’ll get your taxes down. Don’t worry about it.” In response, individuals were shouting, “God bless you!”
The entire press corps were upset with Hope Hicks who claims she had no knowledge Trump was going to leave and go on an unannounced field trip. Before the incident Hicks vowed to the press pool that reporters would have “all of the access that they have ever had under any president.”
This reckless action by Trump shows he truly does not understand the danger of being the President of the United States. He was flanked by three Secret Service agents, but the president typically moves inside a secure perimeter wherever he goes, and the steakhouse was certainly not secure. The Secret Service did do their best and blocked off the entire city block surrounding the restaurant.
Watch the entire bizarre scene below:
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Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.