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Trump Slams Pelosi as She Visits Jordan to Discuss Syria, Says Schiff Should Be 'Deposed'

Sputnik News

06:55 21.10.2019

US President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she led a bipartisan congressional delegation to Jordan to discuss the administration's recent decision to pull troops from Syria.

Trump suggested that Pelosi should investigate the "red line" that Barack Obama said he would enforce in Syria during his presidency, claiming that one million people died as a result of Obama declaring a "red line" in Syria in 2012, and never enforcing it. Various estimates of Syria's civil war death toll from 2011 have hovered around 500,000 people.

The US President referred to former President Obama's vow to use military force against the Syrian government if it used chemical weapons against rebel forces in Syria, which Obama eventually backed away from.

Pelosi defended the trip in a statement: "With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey's incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia."

In the following tweets, Trump took aim at House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, calling him a con man and suggesting he should give a sworn deposition to the intelligence community inspector general.

Last but not least, Trump defended his initial and since-reversed decision to host the G-7 summit at the Trump National Doral in Miami, claiming that very few media highlighted that he would personally take no profits from hosting the summit.

Trump had announced late Saturday that the US would hold the G-7 at a site other than Doral after backlash grew, with many arguing that the move violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution barring federal officeholders from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments.


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