Trump Retweets Photoshopped Image of Pelosi and Schumer in Front of Iranian Flag

Trump Retweets Photoshopped Image of Pelosi and Schumer in Front of Iranian Flag

President Donald Trump has been on something of a retweeting binge this morning. He has retweeted several tweets praising him and attacking the current Iranian government but the one that’s garnered most attention features a photoshopped picture of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Both are standing in front of an Iranian flag and are depicted wearing stereotypical Muslim garb. Pelosi is wearing a hijab, while Schumer appears to be wearing a turban. The account that posted the tweet added: “The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah’s rescue.”

The original account has some 14 thousand followers and appears to tweet in both English and Farsi. It has recently attacked the Iranian government and the Democrats. Trump has now retweeted the bizarre image to his almost 71 million followers.

Trump has spent much of Monday morning retweeting accounts accusing Pelosi of supporting the Iranian regime’s suppression of protesters – a charge that is clearly designed to cause disruption online and which the President has now amplified.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor