President Trump was seated behind his desk when the pool entered the Oval Office. Still in suit and tie -- not yet dressed for the inaugural balls. Vice President Pence stood to his right. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was at his left, handing him documents to sign: the commissions for Mattis and Kelly confirmations, and then the order freezing regulations.
Trump bantered briefly with the pool as we retreated.
"You have three balls to go to?" he said.
How was your day, asked WHCA president Jeff Mason.
"It was busy, but good. A beautiful day," Trump said.
Pooler Zeke Miller caught a few tidbits:
The Churchill bust is back.
Attendees: Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks, Mike Flynn, Stephen Miller, Marc Short.