Vice President Donald Trump asked Vice President Mike Pence to say some words about him during an awkward Cabinet meeting to celebrate the passage of GOP tax reform bill (video below).
While Trump sat scowling with his arms crossed, Pence robotically praised Trump in front of the media:
I know I speak on behalf of the Cabinet and millions of Americans when I say congratulations and thank you. Thank you for seeing through the course of this year an agenda that truly is restoring this country.
Pence falsely claimed Trump has been rebuilding the military even though Trump has not passed a budget to rebuild it with.
Pence said Trump “restored American credibility on the world stage,” even though Trump has alienated many U.S. allies.
Pence praised Trump for rolling back regulations, which include clean water and air, and added:
Because of your determination, because of your leadership, the forgotten men and women of American are forgotten no more, and we are making America great again.
Pemce joined Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other Republicans for another public brownosing of Trump in the White House Rose Garden, which brought laughter from CNN host Don Lemon (video below).