WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — The White House Correspondents’ Association says it is “unacceptable” that President-elect Donald Trump is traveling without a regular pool of journalists to inform the public of his whereabouts.
Trump left his residence Tuesday night for a family dinner after his transition team had told journalists he would not be in public the rest of the day.
Reporters spotted Trump’s motorcade and followed it to the 21 Club, a restaurant a few blocks from his Trump Tower residence.
A protective pool of journalists is supposed to join the president or president-elect’s motorcade to record their whereabouts and be on hand in the event of breaking news.
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks has said the team plans to respect the traditions of press access at the White House. WHCA President Jeff Mason says “the time to act on that promise is now.”
Mason says it is critical that journalists covering the president-elect “be allowed to do their job.”
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