A planned visit to New England by Vice President Mike Pence Tuesday was canceled at the last minute.
Pence's plane never took off and he returned to the White House to meet with Trump.
An official close to Pence told CNN that there is no emergency, and "the VP was called back to the White House but no cause for alarm". A senior administration official said there was no medical issue involving Pence or President Donald Trump. "I don't recall that they used the word 'emergency 'or 'crisis, '" he said.
"Something came up that required the @VP to remain in Washington, DC".
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They could not even play their full quota of overs and finished their innings at 203-all out in 49.3 overs. Neither West Indies nor Sri Lanka are likely to make it into the semifinals.
Short reiterated that it was "not a national security issue", but said the president and vice president "discussed the issue briefly".
"I am told that [VP] Pence's New Hampshire opiod event was cancelled because something came up and he had to be back at the White House. Everybody's fine", White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters.
However, officials declined to publicly cite the reason for the change throughout the day, sparking confusion and apparent online misinformation. "We'll reschedule NH shortly", Farah tweeted.
He criticized Democratic presidential candidates for having "no plan" for combating opioids in New Hampshire and reiterated the adminstration's stance.
Pence was set to deliver remarks at 1 p.m.