Twitter Relentlessly Mocks Pence’s ‘Sycophantic’ Praise of Trump at Cabinet Meeting: ‘Good Grief’
Good Lord, you need to watch this. After Ben Carson’s Prayer, Mike Pence actually delivered a prayer of thanks to Trump. Must watch. pic.twitter.com/sAq9OQnQT9
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 20, 2017
After helping President Donald Trump achieve his first major legislative victory with the GOP tax bill, Vice President Mike Pence attended a cabinet meeting and heaped praise upon the president. Just how much praise did he heap? Two full minutes worth.
Here is just a portion of the sonnet delivered from the lips of our vice president, which Trump soaked in, cross-armed.
“Thank you for seeing, through the course of this year, an agenda that is truly restoring this country,” he remarked. “You’ve unleashed American energy. You’ve spurred an optimism in this country that’s setting records.”
Pence continued, declining to explain how something as abstract as “optimism” can be setting records.
“I want to thank you, Mr. President. I want to thank you for speaking on behalf of and fighting every day for the forgotten men and women of America. Because of your determination, because of your leadership, the forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more,” he finished, saving the best for last.
“And we are making America great again.”
Trump is certainly a man who enjoys praise and Pence’s remarks were nothing if not effusive.
They were so lavish, as a matter of fact, that media Twitter couldn’t help but turn on the snark machine.
"You are the single greatest human in this galaxy — nay in any galaxy." — Mike Pence on Trump, basically
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) December 20, 2017
Mike Pence gives ass-kissers a bad name.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) December 20, 2017
There are ass kissers,
there are sycophantic ass kissers,
there are shameless ass kissers,
there are embarrassing ass kissers
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) December 20, 2017
Waylon Smithers would be embarrassed at the level of groveling involved here.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 20, 2017
Find someone who talks to you the way the back of Pence’s head talks to Dump but without the lies. https://t.co/W9tLzqZ98o
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) December 20, 2017
This was the highly unusual Seinfeld-Steinbrenner angle for Pence’s paean to Trump’s greatness. pic.twitter.com/XWqwqN90iZ
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 20, 2017
How much dignity does Mike Pence’s head have? pic.twitter.com/y4jB5MydB7
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) December 20, 2017
This Mike Pence “prayer” of thanks to Trump is excruciatingly, stomach-churningly uncomfortable to watch. The ritual submission and exaltation is nearly pornographic. This is not America. pic.twitter.com/FN6y2X2K73
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) December 20, 2017
Shades of Reince from VP Pence as he praises Trump at today’s Cabinet meeting: “Congratulations and thank you. Thank you for seeing through the course of this year an agenda that truly is restoring this country.”
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) December 20, 2017
Mike Pence = Larry Miller in “Pretty Woman”
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) December 20, 2017
Oh good grief. Here we go again. Yet another , “go around the Cabinet table kissing Trump’s butt” session to end the year. Make America Gag Again.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 20, 2017
Mike Pence kisses Trump’s ass over the tax cut bill pic.twitter.com/2mWZ6Hfnd0
— Victor Bergermeister Meisterberger IV (@VicBergerIV) December 20, 2017
After Pence finished his remarks, the president simply responded “Thank you, Mike. That’s very nice. I appreciate that.”
The rest of the cabinet also leapt at the chance to commend Trump for his performance, with the White House issuing a press release encapsulating each of their comments.
Watch above, via CNN.
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