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Democrats walked out of Syria meeting after Trump had 'meltdown', Pelosi says

•, The Guardian

Pelosi and other top Democrats say they walked out of the contentious White House briefing on Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria after it devolved into an insult-fest and it became clear the president had no plan to deal with a potential revival of Isis in the Middle East.

The Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, told reporters Trump had called Pelosi a "third-rate politician". He said the meeting "was not a dialogue, this was sort of a diatribe, a nasty diatribe not focused on the facts".

Pelosi said: "I pray for the president all the time … I think now we have to pray for his health – this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the president."

She added Democrats "couldn't continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it".