“Nervous Nancy” did it again over the weekend on ABC’s “This Week” with host George Stephanopoulos.
The edgy Speaker who undoubtedly is having a tough time these days, due to her own self-inflicted impeachment folly, stepped in it again, when she criticized the President once again for taking out terrorist Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, implying that the current ongoing demonstrations in Iran were not aimed at the regime itself, but rather at the Trump Administration.
Stating to Stephanopoulos, “Well, the protesters are protesting about the fact that the plane went down and many students were on that plane.”
The congenial host, however, explained that news reports coming out of Iran showed otherwise, pointing out the protesters had accused “the regime of lying, saying ‘Death to the Dictator’ as well.”
Nevertheless, Pelosi doubled down on her condemnation of Trump stating, “Well whatever it is. But the fact is this: There were protesters in the street before against the regime. After the taking out of Soleimani, there were protesters in the street joined together, as you know, against us. It wasn’t good.”
Adding, “There are different reasons why people are in the street.”
However, her ill-timed remark set off a firestorm back on the streets of Tehran, where thousands of pro-American students took the 79-year old California Democrat to task, for her misleading comments, even calling her out as a “liar.”
The demonstrators witnessing Pelosi’s attempt at marginalizing their struggle, similar to Obama willfully ignoring them on behalf of the nuclear deal became upset with the frazzled Speaker, accusing her of misrepresenting how they felt about their country’s regime.
Pelosi’s comments caught the ear of Iranian journalist and activist Nariman Gharib, who quickly used Pelosi’s political talking points in mobilizing other activists.
—Nariman (@NarimanGharib) January 13, 2020
Several other Iranian social media users followed Gharib’s lead.
.@SpeakerPelosi “If you want to be friends with the Iranian people, don’t be friends with the Islamic Republic and the Mullahs.”
“The Iranian people in the streets are shouting: We do not want the Islamic Republic.#NancyPelosiFakeNews”
— Mohammad Mozafari (@mohmd_mozafari) January 13, 2020
The hashtag was trending later in the day, receiving a substantial boost after the President re-tweeted Gharib’s initial tweet.
— Imam of Peace (@Imamofpeace) January 13, 2020
The mainstream media had attempted to downplay the demonstrations, attempting to promote Soleimani as some sort of hero akin to a George Washington, even attempting to play semantics with the President’s characterization for the reason why the President took out Soleimani, when he did, regarding the terminology of “imminent danger,” which again illustrates how deranged the media has become.
Meanwhile back home, Americans got to witness a sight seldom seen within Iran. Students risking their lives and openly protesting the Iranian regime, and refusing to trample over “Old Glory” painted on the ground as a symbol of freedom, leading towards their march.
The brief video clip captures students from the University of Tehran carefully walking around the “stars and stripes” shouting in unsent, “They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here!”
“This should embarrass Iranian regime & their propaganda funeral for #Soleimani where people were told to chant “Death to America, now people in Iran chanting “Death to Islamic Republic dictatorship.”
— Masih Alinejad (@AlinejadMasih) January 12, 2020
Riot police fired teargas at thousands of protesters in the capital on Saturday, where many had chanted “Death to the dictator,” directing their rage at the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
As for “nervous Nancy”…she may still be looking for the exit doors out of the ABC studio.