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

The White House canceled President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit 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 CoatsFive takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Trump declassification move unnerves Democrats Hillicon Valley: Facebook co-founder calls for breaking up company | Facebook pushes back | Experts study 2020 candidates to offset 'deepfake' threat | FCC votes to block China Mobile | Groups, lawmakers accuse Amazon of violating children's privacy 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!”