Republicans Reportedly ‘Annoyed’ When Ivanka Stepped Into Trump Meeting with Congressional Leaders
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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