Yesterday’s squabble on live television between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer was one for the ages.
After all, Pelosi did the one thing Republicans never do. She stood up to him in public to his face. And in the process, she became an even bigger hero in the eyes of progressives.
You probably didn’t notice, but Vice President Mike Pence was also in the room. The internet and late night comics, however, did. And faster than you can say “beige,” they were on it.
From Elf on the Shelf references to comparisons to Weekend at Bernie’s, the new Pence statue in the Oval Office was ripe for roasting.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 12, 2018
We go live to Mike Pence pic.twitter.com/hWOo3qLemu
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) December 11, 2018
— Good Witch of Snark (@Good9824) December 12, 2018
mike pence has perfected the art of stillness so apex predators won’t spot him pic.twitter.com/CP5GyViqgB
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) December 11, 2018
Prior to this meeting, Madame Tussaud’s rolled in this Mike Pence wax figure. pic.twitter.com/frH4FEG49U
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) December 11, 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