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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) walked out of a meeting at the White House Wednesday.
The Democratic leaders spoke to reporters right after their meeting on Syria and Turkey, saying President Donald Trump had insulted them instead of discussing foreign policy.
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Dem Leaders Leave White House Meeting After ‘Nasty Diatribe'
"He was insulting, particularly to the speaker," Schumer said. "She kept her cool completely, but he called her a third-rate politician. He said ‘there are communists involved [in Syria], and you guys might like that.' I mean this was not a dialogue, it was sort of a diatribe. A nasty diatribe, not focused on the facts."
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Pelosi subsequently said Trump called her a "third-grade politician" not a "third-rate politician."
Hoyer also described how the Democratic leadership felt offended by the president.
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"You're going to hear the president say we walked out," he said. "We were offended deeply by his treatment...
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