DONALD Trump has shared a graphic image online of what appears to be an Iranian demonstrator's corpse during a Twitter tirade against Nancy Pelosi.
The President retweeted the disturbing image amid a rant about the House Speaker — and the Democrats' apparent silence on the anti-regime protests.
The horrifying photo, which has been blurred because it is too graphic, shows a bloodied and unconscious male demonstrator hanging over a barbed wire fence.
It was part of a tweet, Trump shared with his followers, which read: "Question: Who in America supports this mullahs' crime? Answer: Nancy Pelosi."
The post was apparently later removed.
The Sun Online has contacted the social media giant for a comment on its decision to take it down.
As part of the flurry of tweets, Trump also shared a mocked-up image of Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — another Democrat — dressed in Islamic dress with “Democrats 2020” superimposed on it.
That tweet read: “The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah’s rescue. #NancyPelosiFakeNews.”
Pelosi, who has spearheaded a bid to impeach the President, has condemned last week's killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, claiming it risked an all-out war.
Following the assassination, Tehran hit back by launching missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops, although no casualties were reported.
Trump has issued statements supporting Iranian demonstrators protesting the downing of a a passenger plane in Iran on the same day as the retaliation.
Yet the Democrats have been silent.
Responding to this, the Republican party has claimed its opponents want to "come to Ayatollah's rescue".
In one post of today’s Twitter rant, Trump said: “The Democrats and the Fake News are trying to make terrorist Soleimani into a wonderful guy, only because I did what should have been done for 20 years.
“Anything I do, whether it’s the economy, military, or anything else, will be scorned by the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats.”
Pelosi is expected to formally file articles of impeachment against Trump tomorrow (Tuesday).
He faces allegations of abuse of office and obstruction of Congress over claims he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to probe rival Joe Biden in return for $400m military aid and a White House invitation.
Trump denies the allegations.
He is set to face an impeachment trial in the upper house of the US Congress, the Senate, later this month.
But because of the Republican majority, it appears doubtful the Democrats will get the two thirds of all senators needed to convict Trump and kick him out of the White House.
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