Sen. Chuck Schumer Parodies Trump's Bizarre Cabinet Meeting

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That appeared to be the only question at US President Donald Trump's first meeting of his full Cabinet on Monday, as top aides took turns piling praise on the boss at a unusual event filled with wild and unfounded boasts.

President Donald Trump is used to making controversial headlines.

Claiming to reporters that (other than FDR) "there's never been a president that's done more in this time ... who's passed more legislation, who's done more things than we've done".

Still, Trump's Cabinet meeting struck reporters who attended as particularly odd and weird - because after the president spoke, he had each of the Cabinet members around the table briefly speak too, and their comments often included praise for the president.

"I can't thank you enough for the privileges you've given me and the leadership that you've shown", Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also told the president during the meeting.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the nation's top elected Democrat, even parodied the meeting with his staff, sending out a short video on Twitter where his staff engaged in a compliment-fest.

It was a cabinet meeting like no other. Vice President Pence started by calling it the "privilege of his life" to be vice president.

This highly unusual spectacle in the White House Cabinet Room on Monday seemed created to deflect attention from the President's faltering agenda and in keeping with an intense effort by the White House to boost Mr Trump's mood and change the subject from fired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief James Comey's damaging testimony last week.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry gave his "hats off" to Trump for taking a stand against the Paris climate accord.

Mr Trump said the country was "seeing fantastic results" from his leadership.

"I wanna thank everybody for coming, I just thought we'd go around the room".

WASHINGTON (AP) - Great president or greatest? "We now have a very strong voice", said U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue noted that the people of MS just "love you there".

"I want to thank you for getting this country moving again, and working again", added Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

Steven Mnuchin, secretary of the treasury: "It's been a great honor traveling with you around the country for the past year, and an even greater honor to be serving you on your Cabinet".

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