It's no secret that Trump seems to be surrounded by "yes" men so he can try and delude himself into thinking people like him.
I mean, why else would the President of the United States of America hire people to just bring him positive news stories about himself, every single day, unless it was to soothe his ego? Oh and it turned out the person in charge of that job resigned. Maybe because consistently finding good news stories about Trump was too tall an order?
It looks like Vice President Mike Pence has taken up the mantle of the White House's resident purveyor of obsequiousness during a recent talk he gave after the GOP passed its final version of the heavily criticized new tax bill. In his short speech, Pence basically fawned over Trump with every word he uttered... At least, that's according to a bunch of responses from people on social media.
"You are the single greatest human in this galaxy -- nay in any galaxy." -- Mike Pence on Trump, basically— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) December 20, 2017
People couldn't get over just how much Pence fawned over Trump, calling his lavish praise of the president a clear overcompensation for all the negative press Trump's been accumulating, since, well, he announced he wanted to make a bid for The White House.
In addition to the sheer comedy of Pence's obvious exaggeration of how "great" of a job he thought Trump was doing, people highlighted some great images that were too rich too not share.
And this guy makes a pretty strong point; if you could find someone who talks about you the way Pence recently talked about Trump, only with, you know, actual conviction, then you'd be set for life.
For the most part, people were just disgusted.
Oh good grief. Here we go again. Yet another , “go around the Cabinet table kissing Trump’s butt” session to end the year. Make America Gag Again.— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 20, 2017
It was enough to make Americans collectively sick.
Mike Pence just left me ill and ashamed after his public ass kissing. Disgusting.— Richard L. (@rleach2000) December 20, 2017
Is Pence best described as a sycophant, a toady or a lickspittle?— Daryl Waszak (@darylwaszak) December 20, 2017
Omg that was disgusting. Pence is literally crawling up Trump's ass.— deannie meloche (@deannie7112011) December 20, 2017
The consensus was that Pence was horribly out of touch and the American people do not feel the same way about the job Trump's been doing so far.
Pence is deeply humbled, we're deeply humiliated.— Evidence-Based Vorlon (@RobertVorlon1) December 20, 2017
Waylon Smithers would be embarrassed at the level of groveling involved here.— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 20, 2017
Pence is kissing ass masterfully right now! It’s disgusting and awkward to listen to! My god man have some self respect!!!— Clarityispriceless (@tatrbell) December 20, 2017
Others feared that suck fawning over an incompetent leader in order to soothe their ego is the height of un-American values.
It's difficult to argue that it didn't look like the scene of a film where a tempestuous tyrant is begging to be praised by a bunch of people who are afraid of him.
But it can be argued that the people surrounding Trump aren't really afraid of him, they just want to use whatever popularity he was able to cultivate in order to make money off of him while they can.
In the words, err, word of our President: SAD.