CNN’s Don Lemon could not get through a discussion about the White House lawn celebration on Wednesday, repeatedly breaking down into hysterical laughter at the sight of grown Republicans dousing President Donald Trump in praise.
Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, kept uttering his “exquisite presidential leadership”, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spewed about his “year of extraordinary accomplishment,” and other Republican leaders lined up on Wednesday to pet the president’s ego following the approval of the tax overhaul.
“There was a festival of flattery on the White House lawn today to celebrate the passage of the Republican tax cut bill,” Lemon said at the beginning. “Oh my god, is that ‘SNL’? Is that real? Complimenting President Trump has become something of a ritual at the White House, but have other presidents expected such praise?”