President Trump met with Congressional leaders today and at one point his daughter walked into the room. And apparently Republicans weren’t happy that the entire meeting went off-topic as a result.
Trump met with top Democrats and Republicans to discuss a number of important subjects, including the debt ceiling and government funding.
But when Ivanka Trump showed up, Republicans in the room were unhappy:
Aide with knowledge: "Toward the end of the meeting Ivanka Trump entered the Oval Office to 'say hello' and the meeting careened off topic."
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 6, 2017
Hill aide said Ivanka Trump came in to Oval during WH meeting to say hello and the meeting careened off topic.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 6, 2017
Aide briefed on WH mtg says @IvankaTrump entered Oval to say hello, and GOP leaders were visibly annoyed by her presence.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 6, 2017
Cong. source to @deirdrewalshcnn on WH meeting: GOP leaders "were visibly annoyed by Ivanka’s presence" at end, said "careened off topic."
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) September 6, 2017
From an aide briefed on the Trump/Congressional leader meeting 👀 pic.twitter.com/7wzkO0mdz7
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) September 6, 2017
UPDATE –– 3:16 pm ET: A spokesperson for Ryan is disputing the characterization of Republican reactions:
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) September 6, 2017
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