Schumer mocks bizarre Trump Cabinet meeting

Gabby Kaufman
Reporter
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer responding to reporters at Capitol Hill, May 16, 2017. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., mocked President Trump Monday after the White House posted video of a Cabinet meeting at which each official was called on to offer praise to the leader of the free world.

A video Schumer posted on Twitter captioned, “GREAT meeting today with the best staff in the history of the world!!!” shows him sitting at a table flanked by staff members prompting them to compliment him.


“Lucy, how’d we do on the Sunday show yesterday?” Schumer asks.

“Your tone was perfect, you were right on message,” the staffer replies.

“Michelle, how’d my hair look coming out of the gym this morning?”

“You have great hair, nobody has better hair than you,” the second staffer responds.

Earlier Monday, a White House Cabinet meeting turned into a compliment competition when, one by one, officials lavished praise on the commander in chief.

One of the more effusive remarks came courtesy of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

“On behalf of the entire senior staff around you, Mr. President, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you’ve given us to serve your agenda and the American people,” Priebus said. “We’re continuing to work very hard every day to accomplish those goals.”

That flattery was directly mimicked in Schumer’s parody of the meeting. A staffer touches the minority leader’s arm and says, “You know, before we go any further, I just want to say thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your agenda.”

The video ends with laughter.