White House reporters baffled after they're abruptly summoned to the Cabinet room – then dismissed
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)

The White House media pool was summoned to gather in the Cabinet room for an event on Friday, only to be told that the event was canceled.


Several White House reporters expressed bafflement at the abrupt turnabout.

Axios had reported that President Donald Trump planned to issue “a wave of pardons” on Friday, leading some reporters to believe he was about to make the announcement.

“This could be it folks,” remarked Daily Caller White House correspondent Christian Datoc on Twitter.

“Lol sike (sic), cancelled,” he added moments later, after the event was called off.