California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomMarine Corps vet who served in Iraq faces deportation to El Salvador, where he left at age 3: report California utility hit over power outages Overnight Energy: BLM move would split apart key public lands team | Renewables generated more power than fossil fuels in UK for first quarter ever | Harley-Davidson stops electric motorcycle production MORE (D) mocked a tweet by Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperTrump: 'We have secured the Oil. Bringing soldiers home!' Amash rips Trump over move to send troops from Syria to Iraq Defense chief says US troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq 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 TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' 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.