President Trump invited the entire US Senate to the White House to discuss the situation in North Korea. The meeting was set to take place at a secured room at the Capitol, but President Trump asked to move the meeting to the White House.
Senators said they were happy to be hearing from the White House.
“It’s (the location) their choice,” said Senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “I hope that we hear their policy as to what their objectives are, and how we can accomplish that hopefully without dropping bombs.”
President Donald Trump criticized North Korea’s “continued belligerence” and said its actions were destabilizing during a telephone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, the White House said.
The briefing will take place at 3 p.m. EDT.
House aides said they were working with the White House to set a similar briefing for members of the House of Representatives.