In a move to troll House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, US President Donald Trump shared a photo of what he claimed was her having a “meltdown” and called her nervous. However, it didn’t go as planned with many on social media differed and said it was evident that was clearly in-charge. The image started a conversation about men having problem with powerful women, and also inspired many memes.
The photo was taken at a briefing with Congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday on ending the crisis in Syria. The photo was shared by Trump as “proof” that he didn’t throw a fit after the House voted to condemn his decision to pull out of northern Syria, and it was Pelosi who did. The image showed Pelosi, the only woman at the table, standing up and pointing a finger at the US President during the meeting.
“Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown!” Trump wrote while sharing the image.
Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown! pic.twitter.com/RDeUI7sfe7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2019
As people pointed out that it wasn’t Pelosi who seemed nervous in the photo, Trump tweeted calling the Speaker a “very sick person”.
Nancy Pelosi needs help fast! There is either something wrong with her “upstairs,” or she just plain doesn’t like our great Country. She had a total meltdown in the White House today. It was very sad to watch. Pray for her, she is a very sick person!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2019
What really stole the show was Pelosi making the image her cover photo on Twitter, and people loved it.
I’m pretty sure Nancy Pelosi is going to be fine, I also think she likes the picture of her putting you in your place. pic.twitter.com/5M16Hjlh8j
— Denise Shearin (@DeniseShearin) October 17, 2019
The photo was compared by many to the photo of Angela Merkle staring down at Trump at a G7 summit. Even Pelosi’s daughter advised Trump not to mess with her mother. And then #PelosiOwnsTrump started trending on Twitter.
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) October 16, 2019
Every professional woman over the age of 50 gets this photo. The only woman in a room full of powerful arrogant white men. Only in this photo she has the power. Third in line for the Presidency: She IS the MF’ing Speaker of the House! They have to LISTEN! #Priceless #NancyPelosi pic.twitter.com/877W8c1Pe9
— Sophia A. Nelson (@IAmSophiaNelson) October 17, 2019
Thank you, Madam Speaker, for literally standing up for our country. pic.twitter.com/qu2c80zvKn
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) October 17, 2019
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. https://t.co/7iEuD4UUVO
— David Lauter (@DavidLauter) October 16, 2019
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) October 17, 2019
That would happen to be a woman standing up and asserting herself at a table full of men. I understand such a scene may cause a meltdown but I assure you it’s not on Speaker Pelosi’s behalf. https://t.co/IUQuO4cSr2
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) October 16, 2019
A bad toddler being scolded by someone mature. Good for her.
— JRehling (@JRehling) October 17, 2019
Same mood. pic.twitter.com/NB7RJXeno0
— illuminallie 👑 (@illuminallie_) October 16, 2019
They did it…they did the meme in real life. pic.twitter.com/6X3Aw3mIYt
— Farron Cousins (@farronbalanced) October 16, 2019
— (((J Bickford))) (@SSHistoryEduc) October 18, 2019
— Mark Novata (@mark_novata) October 16, 2019
— David F. Soros (@WiselinePRT) October 17, 2019
— Rhiannon Evans (@rhirhilalala) October 16, 2019
— Lisa Germaine (@lisa_germaine) October 17, 2019
— Substantial Disruption (@SubstantialDis1) October 17, 2019