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

The White House canceled President TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' 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.

The cancellation came the day after CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsOvernight Defense: Pentagon lists construction projects at risk from emergency declaration | Officials deny report on leaving 1,000 troops in Syria | Spy budget request nears B Trump administration requests nearly B for spy budget Dems request probe into spa owner suspected of trying to sell access to Trump 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!”