On Monday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted or retweeted a number of posts from Twitter users that admonished Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a number of them doing so in an unfair way.
Among the tweets Trump shared was a retweet from a user who posted an image of a man who was hanging over a barbed wire fence. “Question: Who in America supports this mullahs’ crime?” the tweet wrote out. “Answer: Nancy Pelosi.”
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Pelosi has been critical of Trump’s moves in Iran over the past few weeks, including the assassination of a high-level military leader that Congress was not consulted over, and for whom the justifications of the killing have so far been unclear. Nevertheless, Pelosi has denounced the Iranian regime and the general who was killed, Qasem Soleimani, even when stating her disagreements about the way Trump has handled things.
Trump “endangered our servicemen and women, our diplomats and others by taking a serious risk of escalation with tensions with Iran,” Pelosi said in a floor speech last week.
“This does not come with any respect for Iran,” she added. “We know what bad actors they are in the world. We know that Soleimani, I from my Intelligence background, know that Soleimani was somebody that we do not mourn the loss of, a bad – he did very evil things in the world.”
Trump’s retweets against Pelosi also included an image of her and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate who has also been critical of Trump’s actions. In the image, Schumer is seen wearing a turban while Pelosi is wearing a hijab.
— داون آندر (@D0wn_Under) January 13, 2020
The tweet, shared by the president on his timeline, purports that Democrats are “trying their best to come to the Ayatollah’s rescue,” Mediate noted in its reporting.
Pelosi and Schumer aren’t the only ones criticizing Trump’s dealings with Iran — indeed, polling indicates that a majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s actions in recent days, with three-quarters of Americans saying that his movements in the region have caused them to have concerns over a possible war breaking out between the U.S. and Iran.