Trump & Friends
If you want to meet with President Trump, it helps to be a white man, preferably an executive or a celebrity, according to a massive database of 1,685 individual interactions with the president, which was published Tuesday by Politico.
The database is emphasized as "unauthorized" because the White House has refrained from publicly releasing its visitor logs. "To build a better, completely public visitor log, we compiled not just visits to the White House, but interactions that include in-person meetings with the president at Mar-a-Lago and other venues, appearances at events and documented phone calls with foreign leaders and other politicians," Politico writes.
Of 1,222 people Trump has interacted with since moving to Washington, 79 percent have been men and 80 percent have been white — and over 60 percent are white men. Additionally, 270 of the people Trump has met with are company executives, 250 are Republican politicians, 47 are foreign leaders, and 44 are celebrities, Politico reports.
Because the log also includes the number of meetings Trump is known to have had with each individual, it becomes fairly apparent who Trump is fond of and what his priorities are. For example, while Trump is known to have met with his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, 22 times since taking office, he's met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson just four times. And while Trump has naturally met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) many times, the log also reveals a fondness for moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who Trump has seen more than any other Democratic senator aside from Schumer.
Explore the entire database here.