President-elect Donald Trump may have managed to escape the gaze of his press pool but his doorman hasn't been so lucky.
C-SPAN has been live-streaming from the lobby of Trump Tower since 8 a.m. this morning, providing its viewers with a long look of four gold elevator doors and a gold podium branded with a big, black T.
While the majority of the footage has shown an increasingly bored-looking doorman and Trump Tower visitors watching the press pool, as well as numerous food deliveries, occasionally government officials and Trump administration representatives did come and speak to the media.
“Veterans stand with Donald Trump from day one,” said Joshua Macias, director of the volunteer organization Vets For Trump, who added before introducing himself, “We support Steve Bannon.”
This point was also made by Israel’s ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer.
“We look forward to working with all members of the administration, “ said Dermer. “Including Steve Bannon.”
And by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, a possible nominee for attorney general or secretary of defense, who said, “Steve Bannon is a powerful intellect and a thoughtful leader and consistently provides good advice.”
The three men were unable to provide additional information as to whom was being chosen for top cabinet positions or their meetings with Trump.
But Sessions did say that Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has a neat super power: the ability to speak with three people on three phones at the same time.
The stream also captured footage of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. passing through the lobby but they did not stop to speak to the media.
C-SPAN representative Howard Mortman told The Verge that the feed’s purpose is to provide viewers a glance at “who is coming and going to meet with the Trump transition team, and watch them speak to the media located in the lobby.”
An anonymous C-SPAN representative also told The Verge, “I’m not sure why this is happening.”
Press representatives from the Trump organization did not respond to requests for comment.