Top national security officials huddled at the White House on Tuesday to develop a response to the angry fallout from President Trump's remarks in Helsinki, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser John Bolton all met with Trump in the Oval Office today to go over his remarks ahead of his appearance in the Cabinet room this afternoon. A few other staffers were in the room, including chief of staff John Kelly and senior adviser Stephen Miller.
There were multiple meetings in the West Wing throughout the day to discuss how the response should be handled. Not all of the meetings involved the President directly.
Top officials, including Bolton, were involved in crafting the remarks that Trump delivered from the Cabinet Room.