Congressional Democrats walked out of a bipartisan White House meeting with President Trump about his decision to pull USA troops out of Syria, a meeting in which Trump called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "a third-rate politician" according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
American domestic politics has experienced a new low with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi engaging in an unprecedented war of words on the issue of pull out of U.S. forces from Syria, a move that paved the way for Turkey to launch cross-border military operations against US-ally Kurdish forces.
During the White House meeting Wednesday on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria, Pelosi said she told Trump that he needed to have a plan on how to fight ISIS after abandoning the Kurdish forces on the border.
"He's making the biggest mistake of his presidency by assuming the Kurds are better off today than they were yesterday", Graham said.
The reality of Washington in 2019 is this: A meeting between President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will very likely end with someone abruptly walking out of the room.
This agreement is the result of President Trump's leadership during the past week and successful negotiations in Ankara led by Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, backed by a team of experts and dedicated diplomats and military officers, according to the White House. In one tweet, he called Pelosi "a very sick person" and suggested that she "had a total meltdown".
"The immediate cause of this crisis was President Trump's betrayal of our Kurdish partners", said Congressman Eliot Engel, who proposed a sanctions bill earlier this week.
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have called President Trump a Russian spy, traitor, criminal, monster and the list goes on.
Do we really think anything will ever change in the Middle East?
After the Democrats walked out of the meeting, Trump said, "Goodbye, we'll see you at the polls".
Speaking to reporters Wednesday afternoon before the meeting, McConnell repeatedly called the US withdrawal of troops from Syria a mistake.
McConnell, who did not speak during the meeting, declined to comment to reporters about it.
Wednesday's ugly encounter marks the third time in less than nine months that a meeting between two of the nation's most powerful leaders has been derailed after a barrage of insults from the president. "I can't take what you are saying seriously in any way".
A whistleblower, who remains anonymous, alleged that Trump's request to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a July 25 call may have amounted to a violation of campaign finance law. "Speaker Pelosi does it every day", Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said as she retweeted the picture. Schumer said they did so "when he started calling Speaker Pelosi a third-rate politician". He criticized Pelosi for the impeachment inquiry. "Louis Vuitton, a name I know well - cost me a lot of money over the years", said Trump.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi walked out of a meeting with Donald Trump.
"People say Trump, for all his failings, is a media genius", wrote Rick Hasen, a political science professor at the University of California at Irvine School of Law.