On Monday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted a barrage of incendiary tweets disparaging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. One of these tweets depicted Pelosi and Schumer dressed in traditional Muslim garb and claimed the two were coming “to the Ayatollah’s rescue.”
Later in the day, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, who has appeared in right-wing media nearly exclusively since assuming her position in July, went on Fox News’ Outnumbered Overtime to defend Trump. When asked about it, Grisham said the photoshopped image was used to make the point that Pelosi and Schumer were “almost taking the side of terrorists.”
There was immediate backlash to Grisham's remarks.