Trump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria

President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic MORE on Sunday took aim at Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions Overnight Health Care: Average daily COVID infections topped last summer's peak, CDC says | US reaches 70 percent vaccination goal a month after Biden's target | White House says CDC can't renew eviction ban Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban MORE (D-Calif.) as she led a bipartisan congressional delegation to Jordan to discuss the administration's recent decision to pull troops from Syria.

"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffA new kind of hero? Last week's emotional TV may be a sign Officers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe MORE, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted.

Trump in his tweet was referring to former President Obama's vow to use military force against the Syrian government if it used chemical weapons against rebel forces in Syria. Obama eventually backed away from that promise.

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Trump, who has frequently criticized his predecessor's decision to not use military force against Syrian President Bashar Assad, has become increasingly critical of Pelosi, who formally launched an impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine. 

Republican leadership joined Democrats this week to condemn Trump's decision to pull U.S. forces out of northeastern Syria, which was subsequently invaded by Turkish-backed forces in an effort to destroy or drive off Kurdish militant groups that aided the U.S. coalition against ISIS.

The House last week voted to formally rebuke Trump over his decision.

The president's anger over the vote erupted last week in a White House meeting with Democratic leadership, which resulted in both the president and Pelosi accusing each other of "melting down" in the hours following the meeting.