"I would rather not go into the details of the conversation," the speaker said in an interview. But she confirmed that the president apparently drew a distinction between his criticizing her and rebukes delivered by his press office and others in the administration.To summarize then: When the vice president rips into you and the White House press office rips into you, that doesn't mean the president himself is upset. In fact, even when the president himself rips into you, it doesn't mean the president himself is upset. Consider me enlightened.
"He just said, 'I didn't criticize your trip to Syria,'" Pelosi said. "In the course of the conversation, he said, 'I didn't criticize your trip.'"
Asked if she was surprised, Pelosi laughed. "Surprised? I'm beyond surprise."