GREAT meeting today with the best staff in the history of the world!!! pic.twitter.com/ocE1xhEAac
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 12, 2017
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted out a video mocking President Donald Trump‘s televised meeting with cabinet members on Monday.
Trump convened his top cabinet members for their first meeting, which took the shape of a bizarre session in which the heads of the administration’s executive branch agencies took turns praising Trump’s job performance and accomplishments.
As CNN noted, the meeting was “not the typical way presidents have convened the top members of their governments.” Typically, “a Cabinet meeting begins with short remarks from the President before more detailed talks among the group behind closed doors.”
“Instead, Trump opened with a lengthy statement touting his own work before having each Cabinet secretary provide their own assessment of the administration’s progress so far,” the CNN story reported. “What resulted were rapid-fire plaudits from the nation’s top government officials.”
Democrat lawmaker Schumer apparently took note of the eerily fawning meeting of Trump’s cabinet, and filmed a parody of the session with his staff.
“Your tone was perfect, you were right on message,” one staffer told Schumer. “You have great hair, nobody has better hair than you,” another added.
The short video ends with another saying — in an iteration of chief of staff Reince Priebus’s remarks — “before we go any further, I just want to say thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your agenda.”
Watch the video above.
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