Trump tells media at Cabinet meeting: 'Welcome back to the studio'

President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE on Wednesday welcomed members of the media to the “studio” as they arrived for his first Cabinet meeting of 2018.

“Welcome back to the studio. Nice to have you,” Trump remarked as members of the media filed into the Cabinet Room.

Trump welcomed media into the same room for a second day after holding a bipartisan meeting on immigration on Tuesday that, in a rare move, was open to the press for roughly an hour.


Media members largely praised Trump for the move, saying it allowed viewers to see the negotiation process. Lawmakers later said they outlined the parameters of a potential immigration deal with Trump.

Trump, who prior to entering politics hosted "The Apprentice" on NBC, responded on Wednesday by saying his performance at the meeting “got great reviews.”

“2017 was a year of tremendous achievement, monumental achievement actually,” Trump said to begin the meeting. “I don’t think any administration has ever done, has done what we’ve done, and what we’ve accomplished, in its first year.”