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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 Pelosi (D-Calif.) after President Trump 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 Lieu (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 Pascrell (D-N.J.) tweeted, “@SpeakerPelosi speaking out against trump’s disgraces to his face and every man on his side looks down in shame.”

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

Rep. Veronica Escobar (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 Swalwell (D-Calif.) tweeted.

Others also chimed in to laud the photo of Pelosi and her comments during the Wednesday meeting with Trump. George Conway, an attorney and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, 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.

Tags Bill Pascrell Donald Trump Eric Swalwell George Conway Kellyanne Conway Lawrence O'Donnell Nancy Pelosi Ted Lieu Veronica Escobar

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