Watch Trump Ask Every Cabinet Member To Praise Him. This Is Really Disturbing
On Monday, a delusional President Trump held his first cabinet meeting during which said that he has accomplished “more than any other president aside from Franklin Roosevelt during his first six months in office.”
“Never has there been a president, with few exceptions — case of FDR, he had a major depression to handle — who has passed more legislation and who has done more things than what we’ve done,” Trump said.
However, Trump has yet to sign a major piece of legislation, and his highest-profile executive order, the travel ban, has been put on hold by the courts. In fact, just this morning the 9th Circuit Court delivered a blow to his latest attempt to impose the travel ban.
After delivering a speech in which blamed Democrats, or “obstructionists’ for everything, Trump asked each member of his cabinet to comment about his remarks.
Trump’s request was obviously coded for “say something wonderful and amazing” about me, and it was truly a sight to see. I imagine meetings with Kim Jong Un are similar.
Trump started with himself, and said, “Never has there been a president” besides FDR “who’s passed more legislation, who’s done more things than what we’ve done.”
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 12, 2017
Then, in an unusual move, he had each Cabinet secretary take turns praising him and his policy agenda.
Here is the entire roundtable, which each cabinet member taking one minute to praise Dear Leader:
— CNN (@CNN) June 12, 2017
Twitter was stunned:
Trump is inviting his Cabinet members to go around the table praising him
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 12, 2017
I've never seen a Cabinet meeting like this one before.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 12, 2017
Nothing says everything is going GREAT like making all your direct reports swear before cameras what a good a job you are doing.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 12, 2017
This interminable cabinet spray, where everybody pays tribute to Trump, is one of the most exquisitely awkward public events I've ever seen.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) June 12, 2017
Wouldn't it be cool if every single one of them told him he's a fraud, liar, traitor, and a detriment to our country.
— Karen Walz (@khwalz) June 12, 2017