MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell opened Wednesday's edition of The Last Word by gleefully reporting on President Trump's supposed "meltdown" during a meeting with Congressional Democrats earlier in the day. According to O'Donnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "literally stood up to the President of the United States." As he spoke, O'Donnell had a picture of Pelosi wagging her finger at Trump and called that picture "the single most important and indelible photographic image of the Trump presidency" that "tells the story of the Trump presidency better than any other photograph." O'Donnell described the photograph as "the perfect portrait of the child President, the Trump face is full of the confusion and fear of a four-year-old boy being rebuked by an adult in the room full of adults who know he shouldn't be here." O'Donnell contended that "historians will recognize that when Nancy Pelosi should up to that President today, she wasn't just standing up for herself and for Congress. She was standing up for the millions of Americans and millions of people around the world who immediately stood up to Donald Trump after he was inaugurated in what turned out to be the largest inauguration protest in history." O'Donnell also implied that Trump was an illegitimate President, praising Pelosi for "standing up for American voters whose democracy has been attacked by foreign agents." O'Donnell continued, "she was standing up for children held in custody at the southern border by Donald Trump and mothers and fathers separated from those children by Donald Trump...she was standing up to the lies and racist poison that Donald Trump has been spewing since he first opened his mouth about President Obama's birth certificate."