Trump made his cabinet say nice things about him and long live the parodies
A completely bizarre meeting.
Donald Trump let the press in on a cabinet meeting yesterday which involved each member paying compliments to the president.
They were supposed to be quick updates, but it turned into an exercise in who can suck up to the POTUS the most.
Mike Pence is responsible for setting the tone of this strange meeting, kicking off with: “It’s the greatest privilege of my life to serve as vice president to a president who is keeping his word to the American people.”
Elaine Chao, the transport secretary, told Trump: “I want to thank you for getting this country moving again,” and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said to Trump: “We thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your agenda.”
All told, it was an odd meeting, and one people didn’t recognise from previous presidencies. Luckily it was also ripe for parody.
Democrat senator Chuck Schumer published his own “meeting” not long after Trump’s concluded, poking fun at Trump’s bizarre cabinet hangout.
GREAT meeting today with the best staff in the history of the world!!! pic.twitter.com/ocE1xhEAac— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 12, 2017
Norway’s prime minister commented on the story: “It’s like that on all our lunches.”
Det er sånn på alle våre lunsjer— Erna Solberg (@erna_solberg) June 13, 2017
Others saw similarities with popular culture.
Another great Cabinet Meeting with Lord Vader! Everyone thinks he's doing a top job and nobody's just saying that because they're terrified! pic.twitter.com/VHO4xs3din— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) June 13, 2017
Last time i saw a cabinet meeting like that was when Dr. Evil gathered folks around a table in Austin Powers. pic.twitter.com/4NMIDapBXc— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) June 13, 2017
Trump’s cabinet out here like… pic.twitter.com/6IN3kpiV7e— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) June 12, 2017
Just another day in Trump’s White House.