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Politics Trump Rages at Pelosi, Mattis, ISIS Escapees, and Communists During ‘Meltdown’ in White House Meeting

05:05  17 october  2019
05:05  17 october  2019 Source:   thedailybeast.com

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WASHINGTON — You know a White House meeting has gone off the rails when the president of the United States and the speaker of the House cannot According to Speaker Nancy Pelosi , President Trump called her a “third-grade” politician during a combative meeting with congressional leaders of

Pelosi shot back after the meeting , saying Trump had a “ meltdown ” and was “rattled” by the House ’s overwhelming bipartisan vote earlier Wednesday to During one exchange, Trump blamed former President Barack Obama for the mess in Syria, although part of his insult was aimed at Pelosi , too.

President Donald Trump invited Democratic Party leaders to the White House on Wednesday and proceeded to have what those leaders described as a “meltdown” in front of them. Before the lawmakers left early, Trump managed to rail against communists, his own former Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and House speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom he called “a third-rate politician,” according to the Democratic leaders and sources’ descriptions of the meeting.

Steny Hoyer, Chuck Schumer are posing for a picture: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty© Provided by The Daily Beast Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

Shortly after the brief, cross-partisan meeting with the president in the Cabinet Room—which was convened to discuss Syria and Turkey-related matters—Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) emerged to give a readout to reporters on what was, in Schumer’s words, Trump’s “nasty diatribe.”

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The White House responds to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her description of President Trump having a “very serious meltdown ” NEW--> Trump called Mattis the "world's most overrated general" during the meeting with congressional leaders on Syria, three sources tell me + @mikedebonis.

The White House responds to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her description of President Trump having a “very serious meltdown ” NEW--> Trump called Mattis the "world's most overrated general" during the meeting with congressional leaders on Syria, three sources tell me + @mikedebonis.

“What we witnessed on the part of the president was a meltdown—sad to say,” Pelosi told reporters. “I think that vote, the size of the vote—more than 2-to-1 of the Republicans voted to oppose what the president did [on troops in Syria]—it probably got to the president, because he was shaken up by it [and] that’s why we couldn’t continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it.”

Schumer asserted that Pelosi “kept her cool completely” even while Trump sniped that “there are communists involved [in Syria] and you guys might like that.”

The president even took a shot at his former defense secretary—who quit late last year over policy disagreements—when the conversation on Wednesday afternoon touched on foreign policy and a potential rejuvenation of ISIS fighters in Syria. According to a Democratic source familiar with what happened in that meeting, Schumer at one point pulled out a piece of paper featuring quotes from Mattis’ interview on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. The Democratic leader began reading to the president the statement that Mattis made on that Sunday show, that “if we don't keep the pressure on, then ISIS will resurge. It's absolutely a given that they will come back.”

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The White House responds to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her description of President Trump having a “very serious meltdown ” NEW--> Trump called Mattis the "world's most overrated general" during the meeting with congressional leaders on Syria, three sources tell me + @mikedebonis.

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Trump, this source said, then interrupted Schumer, and insisted that Mattis was “the world’s most overrated general.”

“You know why?” the president continued, according to the source. “He wasn’t tough enough. I captured ISIS. Mattis said it would take two years. I captured them in one month.” Trump also repeatedly claimed that of the ISIS prisoners who escaped when Turkish forces invaded northeast Syria (an invasion Trump all but greenlit), only the “least dangerous” individuals got out.

Pelosi, for her part, told Trump that Russia has long wanted a “foothold in the Middle East,” adding that because of the president’s actions, the Russian government now has it. “All roads with you lead to Putin,” the House speaker jabbed, according to one senior Democratic aide.

“I hate ISIS more than you do,” Trump shot back at Pelosi, this aide noted, with Pelosi replying, “You don't know that.”

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The White House responds to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her description of President Trump having a “very serious meltdown ” NEW--> Trump called Mattis the "world's most overrated general" during the meeting with congressional leaders on Syria, three sources tell me + @mikedebonis.

The White House responds to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her description of President Trump having a “very serious meltdown ” NEW--> Trump called Mattis the "world's most overrated general" during the meeting with congressional leaders on Syria, three sources tell me + @mikedebonis.

Later in the day, Pelosi, in the escalating round of insults hurled between the West Wing and Capitol Hill, told reporters, “I think now we have to pray for [Trump’s] health. Because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the president.”

There was even a point in this meeting, the Democratic aide said, that President Trump distributed to attendees the October 9 letter he sent to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the one that read, “You don't want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don't want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy—and I will.” Trump’s letter also includes the lines, “Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool! I will call you later.”

This was taken as an attempt by the president to demonstrate to all the Republicans and Democrats in the room that he was being sufficiently tough on Erdoğan, and as an effort to convince those present that he did not greenlight the Turkish invasion, which is currently causing political backlash at home, and slaughter and mayhem abroad.

The president’s aides, meanwhile, sought to place the blame for the derailed meeting on the opposition leaders’ decision to walk out over Trump’s “nasty” words directed at Pelosi.

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A White House meeting between President Donald Trump and members of Congress blew up after the foreign policy establishment tried to convince him to keep American soldiers in Syria and act to defend the Kurds. Members of Congress were deeply disturbed by Trump ’s remarks on Wednesday

The White House responds to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her description of President Trump having a “very serious meltdown ” NEW--> Trump called Mattis the "world's most overrated general" during the meeting with congressional leaders on Syria, three sources tell me + @mikedebonis.

“Her decision to walk out was baffling, but not surprising,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham emailed The Daily Beast shortly after the Democrats’ comments to White House press. “Speaker Pelosi had no intention of listening or contributing to an important meeting on national security issues.  While Democratic leadership chose to storm out and get in front of the cameras to whine, everyone else in the meeting chose to stay in the room and work on behalf of this country.”

This wouldn’t be the first time this year that a meeting at the White House involving Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer completely degenerated so quickly. Early this year, during a Friday meeting on the government shutdown, President Trump started the gathering by launching a 15-minute, profanity-encrusted rant that included him demanding his border wall, and, unprompted, complaining about Democratic lawmakers who want to impeach him.

At the time, Trump told attendees that he was, simply put, too popular a president to impeach.

Today, Trump and his administration are currently fighting back against an ongoing, rapidly accelerating impeachment inquiry, with Democrats on Capitol Hill hoping to hold a vote on his impeachment before the end of the year.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Pelosi leads 'bipartisan' US group for meetings in Jordan .
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of US lawmakers arrived in Jordan for talks with King Abdullah II, her office said Saturday, just days after the speaker clashed with President Donald Trump in a meeting on Syria policy. On Wednesday, Pelosi and Senate minority leader Charles Schumer walked out of an acrimonious White House meeting with Trump on Syria, a sign of the deteriorating relations as the House conducts an impeachment inquiry. The administration then brokered a ceasefire between Turkish and Kurdish forces Thursday, but on Saturday the sides accused each other of violating the agreement.

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