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White House abruptly cancels Trump meeting with GOP leaders

A White House meeting on Tuesday between President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE and Republican congressional leaders was abruptly scrapped due to a dispute on the House floor over a resolution condemning the president’s attacks on a group of Democratic congresswomen. 

The meeting has been postponed, according to a White House official, who did not specify a new date or time. 

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The president set off a firestorm on Sunday when he tweeted that the group of progressive lawmakers, all of whom are women of color and U.S. citizens, should “go back” to their home countries.

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A White House official said earlier Tuesday that Trump and GOP lawmakers had planned to discuss “immigration priorities.”

The conversation was expected to center on a sweeping proposal drafted by White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden to speak with Saudi king 'soon' as pressure builds for Khashoggi report Biden to speak with Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report: report Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE on closing so-called loopholes in asylum laws and overhauling the immigration system. 

The sudden postponement caused confusion among Republican senators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe bizarre back story of the filibuster The Bible's wisdom about addressing our political tribalism Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' MORE (Ky.), Majority Whip John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneAfter vote against coronavirus relief package, Golden calls for more bipartisanship in Congress Graham: Trump will 'be helpful' to all Senate GOP incumbents Cruz hires Trump campaign press aide as communications director MORE (S.D.) and Sen. John CornynJohn CornynPolitics, not racism or sexism, explain opposition to Biden Cabinet nominees Biden pledges support for Texas amid recovery from winter storm Partisan headwinds threaten Capitol riot commission MORE (Texas) had already left to go to the White House, only to return several minutes later saying they had been told the meeting was called off. 

“It was a quick meeting,” Thune quipped as he returned to the Capitol along with Cornyn.

Cornyn said they didn't immediately have a sense of when or if the meeting would be rescheduled. 

“The meeting [was] canceled,” he said. "We don't know why.”

Updated at 4:53 p.m.