#NancyPelosiFakeNews Trends on Twitter After Pelosi Dismissed Iran Protesters
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) angered Iranian citizens after she tried to characterize the demonstrations as being against Trump and not about the oppressive regime in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
“The protesters are protesting—as I understand it, this brand of protesters—about the fact that that plane went down,” said Pelosi on Sunday. “And many students were on that plane and these are largely students in the street.”
Stephanopoulos commented the protesters are “calling out the regime for lying” and chanting “death to the Khamenei.”
“No,” Pelosi quickly responded. “Well, whatever it is. But the fact is this: there were protesters in the streets before against the regime. After the taking out of Soleimani, there were protesters in the street joined together, as you know, against us, that wasn’t good.”
After the video circulated, the hashtag #NancyPelosiFakeNews began trending on Twitter on Monday morning. Pelosi was also criticized for saying the protesters were just students.
Nancy Pelosi is a liar, the protests in Iran are specific to all segments of Iranian society, we Iranians in our native country are hostages of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the people of the world; do not be deceived by the media propaganda#NancyPelosiFakeNews— Ferdinand🌿 (@afsoos_dele_sad) January 13, 2020
On Monday, over 20,000 Twitter users were using the hashtag #NancyPelosiFakeNews.
Now— پدر سوشیا (@pedare_soshia) January 14, 2020
Do you see a banner on your building?
There is a picture of Khamenei on that image.
People demand his death and the overthrow of the Islamic Republic.pic.twitter.com/ILbFW1r04L#IranProtests2020 #NancyPelosiFakeNews
.@SpeakerPelosi Here is #Tehran, Jan 13 2020.— Ahmad Batebi (@radiojibi) January 13, 2020
Riot police on horses are ready for crackdown the people.#IranProtests2020 is bigger than the Iranian student movement. Today, the nation chanting together that "We Don't want Islamic Republic anymore" So, STOP #NancyPelosiFakeNews. pic.twitter.com/CoZci1QGo4
President Trump also shared some messages about the House Speaker’s defense of the Iranian regime. The president retweeted a photoshopped image of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi both wearing Islamic garb in front of an Iranian flag.
The caption written by Twitter user D0wn_Under read, “The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah’s rescue.#NancyPelosiFakeNews”
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham addressed questions about the president’s tweet.
“I think the president is making clear that the Democrats have been parroting Iranian talking points, and almost taking the side of terrorists and those who were out to kill the Americans,” Grisham said. “I think the president was making the point that the Democrats seem to hate him so much that they’re willing to be on the side of countries and leadership of countries who want to kill Americans.”
While the Iranian people are being killed by the mullahs in the protests, you are lying to the American people! The real people of Iran don't want the Democrats-backed terrorists. Shame on you for playing with the blood of Iranian people.— Farid Khalifi (@FaridMedia) January 13, 2020
STOP #NancyPelosiFakeNews pic.twitter.com/FWKwuc9oOE
The president retweeted several tweets with the hashtag #NancyPelosiFakeNews
Just for a second assume there is no Dem nor Rep party. Look at the reality. Iranians want mullas gone. They’ve been massacred on Nov when main media were covering Trump impeachment. Be a human and stand for human right. #NancyPelosiFakeNews— Saied (@Saiedey) January 13, 2020
. @SpeakerPelosi,these are Iranian students who chant :"mullahs must get lost"!Do you hear?They've felt the cruelty&mismanagement of islamic regime for their whole life&now cry for freedom&democracy.The Obama-legacy of tango-dancing with mullahs is gone! #NancyPelosiFakenews pic.twitter.com/JeL6eFM6XT— 🥈بامداد (@bamdad_azad) January 13, 2020
Thank you President Trump for killing Qassem terrorist!— isa nabil (@isa_nabil) January 14, 2020
We condemn the Democrats' support for the filthy Islamic regime of Iran #NancyPelosiFakeNews
The hashtag #NancyPelosiFakeNews was also trending in the U.K. and Germany.