Trump’s attempt to mock Nancy Pelosi with a photo completely backfires

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to mock House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) by tweeting out a photo of what was reportedly a very contentious meeting at the White House, saying she had a “meltdown.”

However, the attempt at mocking may not have had the desired effect Trump was hoping for—as the photo quickly drew thousands of people to praise Pelosi for standing up to the president.

The meeting, according to the New York Times, began as an update on the situation in Syria but quickly devolved into name-calling. Depending on who recounted the meeting, the name-calling led to people storming out.

Following the meeting, Trump tweeted that Pelosi had a “meltdown” (attaching the photo) and that the Democrats “stormed out of the Cabinet room.”

Meanwhile, according to the Times, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the president called Pelosi a “third-rate” politician and that Trump said he “didn’t want this meeting.”

“Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown!” Trump tweeted, attaching the photo.

Trump’s photo—which shows Pelosi standing up and pointing at Trump as members of the administration and several lawmakers sit at a table (some of whom have their heads down)—caught steam online, with people praising Pelosi.

Others pointed out Trump’s tweet may not be showing what he hoped it did.

Then there was this.

Soon enough, Pelosi’s Twitter account had Trump’s tweeted photo as the new header picture on her account.

Nancy Pelosi Donald Trump Photo Twitter Header @SpeakerPelosi/Twitter

 

Which is probably not something someone would do if they had a “meltdown.”

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).