Well, this isn't shady at all. Donald Trump reportedly held an off-the-record meeting with a few members of his administration and reporters in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday evening. While the meeting was confirmed in a presidential pool report, the topics of discussion have not been disclosed, according to The Hill.
The meeting, which was gathered at the popular club, Mar-a-Lago, reportedly lasted about 30 minutes. First Lady-elect Melania Trump, chief of staff Reince Priebus, and top advisers Kellyanne Conway, Stephen Miller, and Jason Miller, were all in attendance according to the pool report. Following the brief chat, the president-elect reportedly attended dinner with his wife and advisers nearby at his private club, Trump International.
It's been nearly 35 days since Trump was elected into office, but the president-elect has yet to hold an official press conference regarding any of his next moves ahead of Inauguration Day. And no, tweets and TV specials don't serve as substitutes. The "secret'" meeting comes shortly after an announcement Trump's spokesperson Hope Hicks made, in which she indicated that Trump would be postponing his first press conference that would discuss the business of his cabinet picks and other hot topics until January 2017. He originally tweeted that the conference would be held on Dec. 15. An official close to the transition team stated that the postponement was largely due to the administration's focus on personnel, CNN Money reports.
Nevertheless, the reported stalling may be worrisome to some voters, considering Trump has been known to dodge certain democratic traditions. In fact, last month, Trump managed to dip past the sea of reporters that were waiting for him outside of the Trump Tower in Manhattan to have a $36 burger at 21 Club. Now of course, the future president does deserve his last moments of privacy, but it does launch more questions concerning his transparency.