By NBC News staff WriterNBC News StaffPublished July 19, 2020 10:51:12On Monday, President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, visited the hospital and had a private dinner with the president’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Tom Price.
The president was expected to have the first of several such meetings with senior doctors at the White House on Tuesday morning.
But a new report from Politico indicates the President will instead be meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at a dinner with Republican congressional leaders.
Politico writes that Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) is expected to meet with Price on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
ET, with the first meeting set to take place at 10:00 a.
(Politico did not name the Republican leaders.)
The meeting will be a private event.
It is unclear when the President’s meeting will take place.
The White House has said the President and Price will discuss health care policy, but they will not discuss the president or any specific policy.
“I have spoken with the President on several occasions, including at the first official White House briefing on health and the president will be meeting on Tuesday with House Republicans,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
“He will also have dinner with House Republican leaders and will be attending an afternoon event with the Congressional Black Caucus at the Capitol.
The president is meeting with the House Republicans to discuss the agenda for the day.”
A spokesperson for the Office of the Vice President and the Office for Public Liaison, which handles the President-elect’s transition efforts, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Politico report also indicates the dinner will be held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
“It’s going to be a very private event, with no press pool or cameras.
But that is not unusual for this dinner, as it usually is with the incoming president.
The President will be accompanied by top health and medical leaders, and they will be in attendance to hear from the President,” the report says.
The Hill notes the White toasts to the new president were conducted during the transition and are now expected to be held by his advisers.