President Trump tried to schedule a meeting with moderate Democrats in the House as an end run around Congressional leadership.
Not only did the White House completely fail to check the congressional calendar to see if the time was even suitable, but the house members saw through the move and pegged it for what it was. Desperation.
I like this quote from an aide to one of the congresspeople: “The problem with these White House meetings is we never know what we’re walking into.”
Another, which really hits the nail on the head: “This is nothing more than a political stunt.”