President Trump created a brief viral sensation on Monday when he retweeted a doctored image depicting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in a hijab, standing next to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a turban, both poised before the Iranian flag.
The original tweet was posted by a seemingly random account with the handle @D0wn_Under.
"The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah's rescue," the user said when posting the picture with the hashtag #NancyPelosiFakeNews.
Following the airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, Pelosi called the maneuver "provocative and disproportionate." Trump, conversely, argued earlier this month that Soleimani "killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans" during his command of Iranian forces.