Trump’s schedule Friday, which was released publicly at nearly midnight, no longer listed the trip to Atlanta, though the president planned to fly to the Nashville area following a series of deadly tornadoes there, and then onto Florida, where he is scheduled to spend three nights at his south Florida retreat, Mar-a-Lago.

A White House official confirmed the visit had been scrapped. “The CDC has been proactive and prepared since the very beginning and the president does not want to interfere with the CDC’s mission to protect the health and welfare of their people and the agency,” the official said.