Lawmakers, social media users praise photo of Pelosi confronting Trump

Lawmakers and other social media users took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to praise House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiLawmakers outline proposals for virtual voting Mattis defends Pentagon IG removed by Trump Overnight Health Care: Trump calls report on hospital shortages 'another fake dossier' | Trump weighs freezing funding to WHO | NY sees another 731 deaths | States battle for supplies | McConnell, Schumer headed for clash MORE (D-Calif.) after President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE tweeted a photo of her standing up at a contentious meeting with Democratic leaders in Congress and Trump about his decision to pull American troops from northern Syria.

“Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown!” Trump tweeted Wednesday.

But many tweeted their support of Pelosi after the president’s attacks. Democratic Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuTammy Duckworth calls on acting Navy secretary to resign House Armed Services chairman calls for removal of Navy chief Overnight Defense: Trump 'may look into' dismissal of Navy captain | Acting Navy chief stands by speech calling ousted captain 'stupid' | Dems call for chief's firing | Hospital ship to take coronavirus patients MORE (Calif.) tweeted, “Thank you @SpeakerPelosi for standing up for the American people!” and thanked his fellow lawmakers in the House for overwhelmingly passing a resolution earlier on Wednesday rebuking Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria last week.

Rep. Bill PascrellWilliam (Bill) James PascrellOne year in, Democrats frustrated by fight for Trump tax returns Hispanic Caucus campaign arm unveils non-Hispanic endorsements Biden rolls out over a dozen congressional endorsements after latest primary wins MORE (D-N.J.) tweeted, “@SpeakerPelosi speaking out against trump’s disgraces to his face and every man on his side looks down in shame.”

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“This image captures perfectly our sad era. One day this photo will be as iconic as a Norman Rockwell,” he continued.

Rep. Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarTexas House Dems ask governor to issue stay-at-home order 20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order Hispanic Democrats demand funding for multilingual coronavirus messaging MORE (D-Texas) tweeted her own attack at the president, sharing, “Someone is definitely nervous and unhinged. But it’s not @SpeakerPelosi.”

“Thanks for sharing! Definitely in the running for her Speaker portrait.” Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellKey House chairman cautions against remote voting, suggests other options amid coronavirus outbreak House Democrats plead with key committee chairman to allow remote voting amid coronavirus pandemic Congress tiptoes toward remote voting MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted.

Others also chimed in to laud the photo of Pelosi and her comments during the Wednesday meeting with Trump. George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayTapper comes under criticism for George Conway retweet that Trump is '100% insane' PBS reporter says media coverage of Trump feels like 'a team sport' Kellyanne Conway says it's 'highly offensive' to refer to coronavirus as 'kung flu' MORE, an attorney and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTapper comes under criticism for George Conway retweet that Trump is '100% insane' Kayleigh McEnany to take over as White House press secretary Grisham leaves role as White House press secretary MORE, tweeted, “Never thought I’d ever say this, but God bless you, @SpeakerPelosi.”

David Lauter, Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, tweeted, “This photo could be a Pelosi campaign poster -- the sole woman in the room, literally standing up to the President. Why he thinks this makes her look bad is a mystery.”

Many others also weighed in on the now-viral photo.

Trump was hit by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle after withdrawing troops from the region last week. They have accused Trump of abandoning the Kurdish forces in the region as Turkey led an offensive into Syria.