'I think I was excusing myself from the room,' Nancy Pelosi says of THAT photo

Mail Online | 10/15/2019 | Emily Goodin, U.s. Politcal Reporter For Dailymail.com
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Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she was excusing herself from the room in the photo of her standing up to Donald Trump that the president tweeted in the wake of their fiery White House show-down over Syria.

'I think I was excusing myself from the room,' the speaker told reporters in the Capitol when asked about the image, which she made her Twitter cover photo.

Recording - Meeting - White - House

She also hinted she'd like an audio recording from their meeting released after she and the White House disagreed on what was said during the show-down.

'I think it would be interesting if - you tell me - if we could have a recording,' she said during her weekly press conference. 'Because when they come out and say oh, this happened and that happened like we must have been at two different meetings because that didn't happen.'

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It's unclear if the sit-down was taped.

She also offered a few more details from the meeting, which the White House scheduled to update both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the situation in Syria and relations with Turkey.

Pelosi - Democrats - Questions - President - Decision

Pelosi claimed the Democrats came in with questions about the president's decision to withdraw U.S. troops for Syria and that caused his 'meltdown.'

'What it did do is cause a melt down on the part of the president because he was unhappy with those questions. And it was unfortunate because we were invited to the meeting. The president started off the meeting by saying "I don't know who asked for this meeting, I didn't." And we're like, "well, let's proceed anyway,"' she said.

Speaker - President - Wednesday - House - Bill

The Speaker confronted the President on Wednesday after the House passed a bill condemning his sudden troop withdrawal from Syria by 354 votes to 60, with 129 Republicans joining the Democrats to show their disapproval.

Following the meeting both parties went on the...
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