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Iranians Call Pelosi ‘Fake News’ After She Said Their Protests Weren’t About Regime Change

In a very Trumpian form, the Iranians took to Twitter with #NancyPelosiFakeNews

In an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that Iranians weren’t protesting against the regime, but for “different reasons.”

“These are Largely Students in the Street”

Pelosi spoke to George Stephanopoulos about the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 572 by Iranian anti-aircraft troops last week, and the protests that followed in Iran.

“These are largely students in the street,” Pelosi claimed. Stephanopoulos highlighted that this wasn’t simply a protest about the shooting down of the plane, but against the regime too.

“They’re calling out the regime for lying. They’re saying death to Khomeini as well,” he said.

Speaker Pelosi dismissed this, however, and doubled down.

“After the taking out of Soleimani, there were protesters in the street, joined together, as you know, against us. That wasn’t good,” she said. “Taking down this plane is a terrible, terrible tragedy. And they should be held accountable for letting commercial flights go at a time that was so, so dangerous.

Related: Video: Iranian Police Shoot At Crowds Protesting Plane Shootdown

“But there are different reasons why people are in the street,” she said, adding that the situation should not be “escalated” by America until the government has “exhausted every other remedy.”

Iranians Respond With #NancyPelosiFakeNews

After the interview, the hashtag #NancyPelosiFakeNews began trending across Twitter. Many Iranians were infuriated and called her out for her ignorant comments. Some attached photos and videos from the protests.

Of course, leftists couldn’t handle this, and declared that the trend was being manufactured by the President himself, with all those commenting being simply bot accounts.

Related: Dems Silent on Iran Protests as Demonstrators Blame Regime, not Trump, for Plane Crash

Iranians are Fighting for their Freedom

Like she is with most things, Pelosi is completely ignorant of the facts of the situation. She has no idea what the people of Iran are going through right now. An estimated 1,500 people have been killed by security forces who are trying to quash the protests, and they’re still not stopping!

Pelosi should be standing by those fighting for their freedom, not dismissing them as just “students.” We are not their enemy, and they are not ours.

This piece originally appeared on ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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