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Kissing Trump’s Ass

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Donald Trump held his first full cabinet meeting, and of course he started it off by praising himself and castigating the Democrats and calling them names. But then he did something that chilled me to the bone. One after another, he had his cabinet members sing his praises, like he was some kind of demigod glorious leader. Where did he get this idea from? North Korea?

The video starts with Trump’s initial self praise, included again claiming that no president in history has done as much as he has and that he has passed more legislation than any other president (easily debunked). And then blaming any problems on the Democrats. You can skip forward to the ritual kissing of the president’s ass, starting at 11:47. I challenge you to watch more than a minute of it without feeling sick:

Luckily, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has the remedy — humor. He mocked Trump’s cabinet meeting, including one person directly quoting what Reince Priebus said in praise of Trump, which manages to crack everyone up.

© Mike Luckovich



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    I could only watch the first page that was put in front of him to read.

    But what I like was Tillerson tapping his fingers on the table, making it clear he’d rather be anywhere than touching the idiot.

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:18 am | Permalink
  2. Ralph wrote:

    After cringing, it occurred to me one must normally visit a banana republic to witness such groveling.

    Then came across this morning tweet from Ana Navarro (@ananavarro), Republican strategist/commentator:

    “Convo w/Cuban

    Me: Did u see Trump Cabinet mtng?
    Him: I lived under Fidel. Not even he made ppl grovel so much…& he could execute them.”

    Meanwhile, as the WH distracts and entertains us with their clown cars and circus elephants, behind closed doors and away from the limelight the GOP just voted to unleash predatory lenders and allow banks to rip us off all over again. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it, Winning!

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:47 am | Permalink
  3. notycoon wrote:

    I can’t even watch the video past the first minute. Seriously depressing. Curious what PSgt thinks. Perhaps I need a broader sense of what Drumpf views as decorum. Maybe we should all learn to tout each other with ridiculous praise and the world would be a better place?

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:34 am | Permalink
  4. bobsuruncle wrote:

    this must be a glimpse into sunday dinner at the trump family table. explains a lot.

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  5. Jonah wrote:

    I’m guessing trump fans are going to say this is a sign of the strength of his leadership.

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm | Permalink
  6. Thatguy wrote:

    I’m starting to think that Trump, aside from being a threat to our national and domestic security and the continued existence of planet Earth as not an irradiated wasteland is that he’s going to break satire. I saw an article about this being shared and I just defaulted to thinking it was from The Onion. More fool me for still being surprised at Trump’s insatiable narcissism at this point, I guess.

    What I can’t get over is that his whole cabinet is fine with this. Sure, Priebus isn’t really a stretch as a groveling skidmark, and DeVos probably just isn’t sure where she is, but even as much as I dislike Tillerson and Haley… Have they no dignity? Mattis? Really? Nothing?

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:49 pm | Permalink