WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Following his visit to the White House Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump headed down Pennsylvania Avenue for a meeting on Capitol Hill.
It’s was Trump’s first visit to the Capitol Building since his election. He arrived about 45 minutes late, holding hands with his wife, Melania.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence and their aides were also at his side.
Trump met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for about an hour. The press was not allowed inside that meeting, but when he came out, Trump said, “We have a lot of really great priorities, and people will be very, very happy.”
When asked to discuss those priorities, Trump answered, “We’re going to look very strongly at immigration, we’re going to look at the border, we’re going to look very strongly at health care, and we’re looking at jobs. Big league jobs.”
After that, a reporter asked reporter asked Trump about banning Muslims from entering the country. Trump didn’t answer, thanked everyone, and walked out.
On Wednesday, McConnell said Trump’s victory is an indication the American people want to try something new, and he plans to work with Trump to change course.
McConnell will remain in his position as Majority Leader, since Republicans kept control of the Senate on Election Day.