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.
The @WhiteHouse media pool was summoned to gather and then was dismissed with no explanation.— Steve Herman (@Steve Herman) 1608310616.0
That was confusing. Just minutes ago White House pool reporters were summoned to gather apparently for some type of… https://t.co/r4y3WtruIx— joe johns (@joe johns) 1608309829.0
Update on WH pool being called to gather to head into cabinet room: FALSE ALARM. Details via pooler @Brett_Samuels27 https://t.co/Zte2SNq1u4— Elizabeth Crisp (@Elizabeth Crisp) 1608309837.0
Well that was weird. The White House pool says it was just called to gather for the Cabinet Room, then uncalled.— Niels Lesniewski (@Niels Lesniewski) 1608309771.0
Though President Trump has nothing on his schedule except a meeting with the defense secretary later, pool reporter… https://t.co/7Cp9IWn7Uv— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins) 1608309652.0
This is the sort of thing that happens in the Trump White House sometimes. https://t.co/7cLmQPDRWk— Debra J. Saunders (@Debra J. Saunders) 1608311581.0
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.