Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) changed her Twitter profile background on Wednesday to an image of her confronting President Trump during a meeting on Syria after he called the picture evidence that the Speaker had a “meltdown” during the discussion.
Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill noted the change in a tweet, thanking Trump for the now-viral image.
“Thanks for the new cover photo @realDonaldTrump!” he tweeted.
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) October 16, 2019
Trump on Wednesday tweeted out photos from his explosive meeting with Democrats and Republicans on Syria, accusing Pelosi of having an “unhinged meltdown” shortly she told reporters that he suffered a “meltdown” while hurling insults at her.
The president shared two photos from the meeting, during which Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the president called Pelosi a “third-rate politician.”
“What we witnessed on the part of the president was a meltdown, sad to say,” Pelosi told reporters shortly after walking out of the meeting.
Sen. Schumer said that the president turned the meeting into a “diatribe” that “was insulting to the speaker.”
“He was insulting, particularly to the speaker. She kept her cool completely. But he called her a third rate politician. He said that there are communists involved and you guys might like that,” Schumer said outside the White House.
“This was not a dialogue. It was sort of a diatribe, a nasty diatribe not focused on the facts, particularly the fact of how to curtail ISIS, a terrorist organization that aims to hurt the United States,” he said.
“I pray for the president all the time,” Pelosi told reporters after the meeting. “I pray for the safety and that of his family. Now we have to pray for his health—because this was a very serious meltdown,” Pelosi added.
“Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown!” Trump captioned one photo, which showed Pelosi standing up at the Cabinet Room table and pointing at the president, who appeared to be responding to the Speaker.
Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown! pic.twitter.com/RDeUI7sfe7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2019