Late-Night Hosts Mock Mike Pence's 'Motionless' Demeanor During Oval Office Meeting

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President Donald J. Trump debates with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., right, as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a meeting in the Oval Office of White House on Dec. 11, 2018.

Late-night hosts took aim at President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence's meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Tuesday and, in particular, the vice president's behavior.    

A sketch portraying Pence's interior monologue during the meeting kicked off the Late Show. "I wonder if I sit real still if people will even notice I'm here," a voice-over said as footage of a stoic Pence from the meeting was shown. "I'm a manila envelope taped to a beige wall, no one can see me. I don't think all gay people are bad, I just think all bad people are gay."

Over on The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah observed how Pence didn't say a word the entire time. "He just sat there motionless, like a guy who's edibles just kicked in," said Noah. "I mean, like, you've got to wonder what he was thinking about when everyone was arguing. He was probably just daydreaming about, I don't know, whatever it is that Mike Pence daydreams about."

Noah also shared a segment about how Trump is on Santa's "naughty" list. "It's Christmas time and President Trump already knows what he wants from Santa: a big shiny border wall. But Santa is not going to give it to him, because if there's one person who's on the naughty list, it's Trump," said Noah. He went on to joke that Trump has "put children in cages," which was followed by an impersonation of the President. 

Noah went on to discuss Trump's desire for a border wall and suggest that he negotiate with Democrats this Christmas. 

On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host also noted Pence's behavior. "The best part of the meeting was Mike Pence - just sitting there quietly - patiently waiting to be President, not saying a word," Kimmel quipped.

This article originally appeared in THR.com.


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