White House abruptly canceled meeting with intel chiefs day after contradicting Trump: report

The White House canceled President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE’s daily intelligence briefing Wednesday after the nation’s top intelligence officials contradicted the administration’s foreign policy in front of Congress. 

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Daily Beast “It was moved.”

Presidents typically meet with intelligence officials daily to review threats to the nation. While those meetings are sometimes canceled in the Trump White House, the abruptness Wednesday was unusual.

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The cancellation came the day after CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsBiden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Former Trump officials including Fiona Hill helped prepare Biden for Putin summit: report Will the real Lee Hamiltons and Olympia Snowes please stand up? MORE contradicted Trump on an array of foreign policy issues

The two said Iran was complying with an Obama-era nuclear deal that Trump has slammed as a “disaster,” noted that North Korea was unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons, though the president has said denuclearization talks are making progress, and said the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was still a threat despite Trump’s declaration of victory over the terrorist group.

Trump responded the next morning by excoriating the intelligence chiefs, suggesting that they “should go back to school!” 

But Trump appeared to reconcile with the officials Thursday during an Oval Office meeting, saying they were “all on the same page!”