Trump’s Meeting With Democratic Leadership Was Apparently A Total Disaster

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speak with the media after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on ... Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speak with the media after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on October 16, 2019. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 16, 2019 5:28 p.m.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) were visibly furious after emerging from a meeting about Syria with President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

The Democratic leaders told reporters that they walked out of the bipartisan meeting with Trump and other Republicans after the President called Pelosi a “third-rate politician” in an apparent fit of rage.

“This was not a dialogue,” said an incensed Schumer. “It was sort of a diatribe, a nasty diatribe not focused on the facts.”

Hoyer forcefully condemned Trump’s “treatment” of Pelosi.

“I have served with six presidents. I have been in many, many, many meetings like this,” Hoyer declared. “Never have I seen a president treat so disrespectfully a co-equal branch of the government of the United States.”

Pelosi said she believed Trump was “very shaken up” that a large majority of House Republicans had voted to oppose his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

We witnessed on the part of the President was a meltdown,” she said. “Sad to say.”

The Democratic leaders said that Trump had also implied that they were Communists, or at least had Communist sympathies.

“Some of ISIS were Communists, and that might make you happy,” he allegedly told them, according to the Democrats.

According to Pelosi, the House impeachment inquiry did not come up during the meeting.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) accused Pelosi of trying to make the meeting “unproductive.”

“You see a pattern of behavior with Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” McCarthy told reporters. “She storms out of another meeting, trying to make it unproductive.” 

“The other Democrats, they actually had a very productive meeting,” he added.

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