Top Democrats Leave Meeting with Trump on Syria Prematurely
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From the Right'He was insulting': Democratic leaders stomp out of White House meeting with Trump on Syria
Congressional Democratic leaders walked out of a Wednesday meeting with President Trump on Syria policy after Trump allegedly insulted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"He was insulting, particularly to the speaker ... He called her a third-rate politician," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on the White House driveway.
Schumer accused Trump of delivering a "nasty diatribe" when defending his decision this month to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, which resulted in a Turkish attack on formerly U.S.-allied Kurds.
The meeting occurred moments after the House voted 354-60 to rebuke...
From the LeftDemocratic leaders storm out of Syria meeting after ‘appalling’ Trump calls Pelosi ‘third-rate politician’ to her face
President Trump went on a “nasty diatribe” during a Wednesday meeting on the increasingly volatile situation in Syria, calling Nancy Pelosi a “third-rate politician" to her face and acting in an overall “appalling” manner, the House speaker and other Democratic leaders said after storming out of the tense sit-down.
Speaking immediately after ditching the hostile Cabinet Room standoff, Pelosi said Trump suffered a “meltdown” after she pointed out that the House had just overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning his recent withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria — a decision...
From the CenterDemocrats say they left White House meeting on Syria after Trump ‘meltdown’
Democratic congressional leaders said they walked out of a White House meeting Wednesday on Syria after what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a “meltdown.”
After top Democrats left the bipartisan meeting with Trump, Pelosi told reporters that the president appeared “shaken up” by a House vote condemning his decision to remove U.S. forces from northern Syria. The House approved the resolution in an overwhelming 354-60 vote, as even a majority of Trump’s Republican Party supported it.
“That’s why we couldn’t continue in the meeting because he was just not relating...