WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence drew Twitter users’ attention Tuesday with his restrained performance during a heated Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders.
USA Today reports:
Pence sat stoically as his boss got into testy exchanges with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and the likely next Speaker, House Minority Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Stoically may be an understatement. Stonily might be more accurate.
And he didn’t say a word.
Mike Pence looks exactly like our Elf on the Shelf during this discussion. pic.twitter.com/rdMSwBFHPO
— jlisle (@jlisle) December 11, 2018
As one Twitter user phrased it with a holiday metaphor, Pence sat there “exactly like our Elf on the Shelf.”
“Weird time to introduce the new Pence statue to the White House,” tweeted talk show host Stephen Colbert.
In a review of his performance, New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb declared Pence to “the worst member of this improv team.”
“Mike Pence powered down to save electricity,” said Max Burns, the communications director for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
Weird time to introduce the new Pence statue to the White House. pic.twitter.com/eXyasvgJEY
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 12, 2018
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Mike Pence powered down to save electricity pic.twitter.com/TpFpa5mwrt
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) December 11, 2018
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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
Radio host Dean Obeidallah wondered if Pence “is actually still alive” or if it was a “‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ type scenario where they just prop up Pence at meetings.”
From USA Today