Trump Twitter photo attack backfires as Pelosi owns it

Cheryl Sanders
October 18, 2019

"In terms of the war of words, you and I both know President Trump - he is not a "turn-the-other-cheek" kind of guy", he said. Also hanging over the meeting, but reportedly not mentioned, was Pelosi's drive to impeach Trump over his phone call with Ukraine's president.

During the meeting, Trump reportedly called Pelosi a "third-rate politician", labeled former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the "world's most overrated general" and brushed off concerns about the Islamic State taking advantage of the USA military's withdrawal from the region.

Democrats claimed that Trump was so disrespectful that they couldn't take it anymore and left. His lack of diplomatic experience led one White House foreign policy adviser to complain Sondland was a national security risk. The stunning moment marked the latest episode in the long-running theatrical feud between Pelosi and the president, ending, like others, with the Democratic leader reclaiming Trump's insult as a badge of pride.

Later, when Trump attempted to use the photo to depict Pelosi as the one who had the real "meltdown", even some conservatives questioned why Trump believed the photo would be perceived the same way by others. In the ensuing time, he has launched frequent, and increasingly vicious and irrational attacks against Pelosi and the House Democrats, attacks that have not surprisingly gotten more common as impeachment has become more and more likely. The problem with his attempt is that she appears to be putting him in his place more than anything.

"I was trying to be the mom", she said, as The Washington Post reported.

According to Democrats, Trump began Wednesday's meeting with a "lengthy monologue" on Syria, and then "bragged about his "nasty" letter" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which the White House released afterward. Pelosi claims she retorted by questioning why US troops remained in Saudi Arabia and Trump admitted it was because the country was paying the USA for them.

At one point, "Trump suggested that there were communists in Syria and said Democrats would like that", said a senior Democratic aide, although lawmakers said that comment was related to the Kurds.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL SAYING: "I've told him certainly personally and publically I disagree with the decision".

"Nancy Pelosi needs help fast! They already decided that in the last election", Pelosi replied.

"It just didn't add up", Pelosi noted. "Pray for her, she is a very sick person!"

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