California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomAnti-vaccine protester charged after allegedly throwing menstrual blood at California lawmakers California could become next no-kill state as governor puts budget funds toward ending euthanizing California governor proposes 2 billion budget MORE (D) mocked a tweet by Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperLawmakers push back at Pentagon's possible Africa drawdown Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request Senate Dems urge Esper to oppose shifting Pentagon money to border wall MORE depicting Pentagon leadership in the Oval Office on Wednesday.

The picture showed about a dozen people standing to either side of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE, showing a largely white and male group.

“Thank you @POTUS & @FLOTUS for hosting me & @DeptofDefense leadership for dinner yesterday at the @WhiteHouse, and for the continued leadership & support for the incredible men & women who serve to defend the Nation at home and abroad!” Esper tweeted Tuesday along with a photo of leadership gathered around the Resolute Desk.


“The diversity is truly overwhelming,” Newsom tweeted in reference to the entirely white and male group of leaders gathered around President Trump in the photo.

The California governor has been part of several high-profile clashes with the White House, including an attempt by the Trump administration to undo state emission standards and a California law, later blocked by a federal judge, requiring Trump to make his tax returns available to qualify for the primary ballot.