Mirror, mirror: Trump revels in cabinet’s praise | The minute

Got a minute? President devotes first full cabinet meeting to litany of praise for himself … ‘thank you for blessing that you’ve given us’… and everything in US politics. By Tom McCarthy

10.42pm BST

Donald Trump opened a cabinet meeting Monday by bragging about the “record-setting pace” of his legislation, which is his fantasy as opposed to fact. Then things got weird, as Trump invited members to introduce themselves. They knew what to do.

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10.41pm BST

The cabinet responded with appalling enthusiasm, viz: “we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you’ve given us to serve your agenda”; “great honor to serve you”; “my hat’s off to you”; “privilege of my life”; “thank you, great honor”.

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