April 25, 2017

Trump backs off Supreme Court dinner

Huffington Post  The Supreme Court did not receive a formal invitation from President Donald Trump to have dinner at the White House this Thursday, a court spokeswoman and a White House aide confirmed. “An invitation was never extended,” said the aide, who added that the dinner plans, which were first noted in a weekly agenda sent to reporters early on Sunday, were only tentative and subject to change.

Indeed, later Sunday night, the dinner was no longer listed in an updated weekly planner the White House made available to reporters.

“That evening, the President will have dinner with the Justices of the Supreme Court, including his successfully confirmed nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch,” said the initial White House report, which was notable for highlighting events touting Trump’s first 100 days in office.

Asked about the scrapped dinner plans on Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president’s team had “moved some things around” in Trump’s schedule and was hopeful a dinner would happen at a later date.

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