“I pray for the president all the time and I tell him that. I pray for his safety and that of his family. Now we have to pray for his health, because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the president.” – Speaker Nancy Pelosi
TRUMP’S RETORT: “Something wrong with her ‘upstairs … “
Oct 16, 2019
The Hill – Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that “we have to pray” for President Trump’s health after what she described as a “meltdown” during a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, marking an escalation in her depiction of the commander in chief.
A reporter later sought to clarify if Pelosi was suggesting that Trump is mentally unwell.
“I’m not talking about mentally. I’m just talking about handling — just handling the truth,” Pelosi replied.
Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders of both parties at the White House about Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria.
The withdrawal opened the door for Turkey to begin an onslaught against Syrian Kurdish forces that were allied with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS.
Democratic leaders said that the meeting quickly derailed after Pelosi brought up the House passage of a bipartisan resolution earlier Wednesday afternoon by a 354-60 vote, which rebuked Trump’s decision to withdraw the troops.
Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) pressed Trump for what the plan would be going forward in Syria.
From there, Democrats said, Trump made it personal with Pelosi, as he sought to blame former President Obama’s policies for the current situation in Syria, according to a Democratic aide.
“At that point in time, the meeting very shortly thereafter deteriorated into a very disrespectful assertion about the Speaker of the House,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said.
Pelosi said that Trump called her a “third-grade politician” … Read more.
Another view …
Oct 16, 2019
Washington Examiner – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questioned President Trump’s mental health after he had an alleged “meltdown” with Democratic congressional leaders.
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement:
“The President was measured, factual and decisive, while Speaker Pelosi’s decision to walk out was baffling, but not surprising. She 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.”
Last month, Pelosi told MSNBC host Joe Scarborough:
“I pray for the safety of his family, wish that he would pray for the safety of other families and do something courageous on guns. But I also pray that God will illuminate him to see right from wrong. It’s very problematic” … Read more.
Trump’s Response Is Priceless
President Donald Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to blow up a White House meeting on Syria on Wednesday afternoon.
Trump wrote on Twitter:
“Nancy Pelosi needs help fast! There is either something wrong with her ‘upstairs,’ or she just plain doesn’t like our great Country.”
Pelosi and Congressional Democrat leaders stood up and abandoned a White House meeting on Syria after the president described her as a “third-rate” politician, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. (Pelosi claimed afterward that Trump called her a “third-grade” politician.)
“She had a total meltdown in the White House today. It was very sad to watch,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Pray for her, she is a very sick person!”
Trump responded in kind to Pelosi who used similar language to describe the president … Read more.