The president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, said Thursday that the position of President Donald Trump on Syria benefits Russia, after Wednesday held a tense meeting at the White House.
"As you know this was the topic of conversation yesterday at the White House, I also told the president that I am worried and that our path leads to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin," Pelosi said at his weekly press conference.
In the opinion of the legislator, “Russia has tried to establish itself in Syria for a long time in the Middle East and (has done so) successfully. Now the president has given him a chance with the Kurds turning to them (the Russians) for support in Syria. ”RELATED
"The Russians are beneficiaries of any suspension of aid to Ukraine, again Putin benefits," said Pelosi.
The president of the lower house complained that Trump is calling into question the commitment of the United States to NATO.
On Wednesday, Pelosi and other Democratic leaders abruptly left a meeting on Syria in the White House arguing that Trump insulted the president of the House of Representatives.
“She kept calm completely, but he (Trump) called it third-class policy. He said that there are communists involved (in the Syrian conflict) and that ‘you guys might like that,” said Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer in a press conference after the meeting.
The meeting at the White House was held after the House of Representatives voted to reject Trump's decision to withdraw troops from the country of Syria.
After the press conference of the Democratic leaders, Trump called on Twitter "sick" to Pelosi, apart from questioning his mental health, and published a photograph of her standing and pointing at the White House, to which the Democratic leader reacted by placing that snapshot on the cover of your profile on that social network.
Asked about that photograph, Pelosi said today: "I think I was excusing myself from the room."
He recalled that the purpose of the Democrats on that date was to know what Trump's plan is after the withdrawal of Syria and in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
“The president said he had promised in the campaign, bring the troops home, and I asked him‘ Is Saudi Arabia home? Because they go to Saudi Arabia ’And the president said that the Saudis are paying (for that),” Pelosi said
In short, in the opinion of the Democrat, "what happened was a collapse of the president because he was unhappy with those questions."
Turkey's offensive in Syria, which began on October 9, has become a matter of national policy in the US. after Trump announced the withdrawal of the country's forces in Syria days before the start of the Turkish attack.
USA began its participation in the Syrian conflict in September 2014, within the framework of the international coalition against the Islamic State (EI) terrorist group.
During this time, the coalition has lent support on the ground to Kurdish militias, against which Turkey has launched its offensive to consider them terrorists.