White House chaos leaves GOP senators stuck outside of Trump meeting
President Donald Trump listens during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. (AFP / Mandel Ngan)

President Donald Trump summoned Republican senators to the White House for a meeting ahead of a vote to avoid a government shutdown -- but "chaotic" management prevented them from getting inside.


GOP senators are voting on a House spending bill that includes $5 billion to fund Trump's proposed border wall and would prevent a government shutdown, but the president's plans for a meeting were complicated by disarray, reported CNN's Ted Barrett.

“Things are so chaotic at the White House that some Republican senators can’t get in because Secret Service didn’t even have time to clear them (or the staff who is driving them there!),” a source told the reporter.