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Politics Pelosi says Trump had 'meltdown' over House vote on Syria

23:30  16 october  2019
23:30  16 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said U.S. Democratic leaders' White House meeting was cut short after Republican President Donald Trump had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his Syria withdrawal.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks out with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) to speak with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst © Reuters U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks out with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) to speak with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

"I think that vote - the size of the vote, more than 2-1 of the Republicans voted to oppose what the president did - probably got to the president. Because he was shaken up by it," Pelosi told reporters.

"And that's why we couldn't continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it."

She later said Trump had a meltdown.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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