Yesterday’s heated exchange between Chuck Schumer, the US Senate Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader (& rock star!) and Trump in the Oval Office was AWKWARD, to say the least.
The yelling, disagreeing and our know-nothing president WAS tense (the Dems kinda kicked ass) but THE most awkward part was the vice-president. Mike Pence seemed to be completely checked out. There was blinking (but seemingly very little thinking) And no talking. Mostly just a whole lot of sitting and staring.
The world was quick to make fun at his expense and memes began to spread. For once “Mike Pence” was trending on Twitter.
Prior to this meeting, Madame Tussaud’s rolled in this Mike Pence wax figure. pic.twitter.com/frH4FEG49U
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) December 11, 2018
We go live to Mike Pence pic.twitter.com/hWOo3qLemu
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) December 11, 2018
This photo was really from the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer fight today. Can someone please check to see if Mike Pence is actually still alive or is this a "Weekend at Bernies" type scenario where they just prop up Pence at meetings. pic.twitter.com/EX1qJvP5ft
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) December 11, 2018
Pence checking his nonexistent watch for 2020 pic.twitter.com/UPE3xKbQSd
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) December 11, 2018
🎶Let me sail let me sail let the Orinoco flow…🎶 pic.twitter.com/UBoHGpbzQx
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 12, 2018
I can’t stop watching this video of today’s Oval Office meeting—it zooms in to Pence with the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme song playing in the background. pic.twitter.com/mU2F2O7zkf
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 11, 2018
(Photo, screen grab YouTube; via The Guardian)