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Mike Pence Gets Ridiculed For Starting His Government Shutdown Early

Trump pulled a press stunt today, inviting the press in to cover his “negotiations” with Democratic Congressional leaders Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over funding the government and forcing U.S. taxpayers to foot the bill for his expensive border wall. (You know, the one Mexico was supposed to pay for.) It… didn’t go well.

While Trump publicly (and characteristically) botched the talks, there was someone else in attendance—Vice President Mike Pence. The VP may have technically been there, but his mind seemed to be elsewhere during Trump’s bickering.

Maybe it was an attempt to blend into the wallpaper or better yet, achieve a zen-like oneness with everything…

But Pence seemed to be getting his own personal government shutdown started early:

And he obviously got dunked on for his best impression of someone trying avoid being spotted by a T-Rex :

There was speculation that Pence was simply uncomfortable meeting with a woman:

It’s gonna be pretty awkward when he has to sit beside Pelosi during the next State of the Union.

But the best was the inevitable ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ joke: