By the end, Pence offered 14 separate commendations for Trump in less than three minutes.”
Jim Mattis, sitting directly on Trump’s left, at one point looks at Pence as though to ask, Is there something fucking wrong with you? Rex Tillerson, on Trump’s right, quite apparently wants out of the room and seems on the verge of actually objecting, while for a few seconds the jaw of Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross nearly hangs open, in Mattisesque wonder.
Kids, pull up a chair and watch, listen, study, remember. If you wish to be a success in life — even if at the cost of jettisoning all your self-respect — absorb this lesson by Vice President Mike Pence, the biggest baboon in the monkey house.