Mike Pence Memes, Jokes Hit Twitter After VP Stays Silent During Heated Trump, Schumer, Pelosi Meeting

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President Donald Trump (right) argues about border security with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Democrat - California) as Vice President Mike Pence (center) sits nearby in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Donald Trump hosted a combative, and at times angry, meeting on Tuesday with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer. And, through it all, Vice President Mike Pence remained silent and stoic, leading many to ponder just what was going on inside his head.

The three other political leaders sparred over border security, with Trump pushing for long promised—but not built—wall along the southern border of the United States.

"I am proud to shut down the government for border security...I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I'm not going to blame you for it," Trump said about his wall. The president bickered and interrupted frequently, inspiring Pelosi to literally point out that the conversation had "spiraled downwards."

Schumer, for his part, mocked Trump to his face after the president bragged about winning Senate seats in relatively unsurprising states in the recent 2018 midterms.

"When the president brags he won North Dakota and Indiana he's in real trouble," Schumer said during the meeting, which was (somewhat awkwardly) televised.

All-in-all, it was an odd, antagonistic meeting for Trump, Pelosi and Schumer. Oh, and Pence was also in the room. But Pence, well, didn't say very much as Trump went back-and-forth with the Democratic leaders from the House and Senate. A bit slouched, distant and largely silent, Pence was quickly the subject of Twitter jokes—because, well, of course.

"Mike Pence is the worst member of this improv team," joked New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb, for instance.

There were plenty more memes and jokes out there and, for your convenience, we've embedded a number of the more popular ones below.

A picture's worth

1000 words pic.twitter.com/ik3anzmMXt

— Robert Costa (@costareports) December 11, 2018

Improv fail

The Simpsons did it first, actually

Pence handled that well, though pic.twitter.com/QOk4cDaSSV

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 11, 2018

Kind of true, actually

Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi are dangerously close to recreating the Drake meme. pic.twitter.com/3FzIX1Y9J4

— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) December 11, 2018

Seems almost true as well

Prior to this meeting, Madame Tussaud’s rolled in this Mike Pence wax figure. pic.twitter.com/frH4FEG49U

— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) December 11, 2018

The inevitable Curb edit

Curb Your Enthusiasm x Veep #Pence #Trump #Pelosi pic.twitter.com/kNl7tl720z

— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) December 11, 2018

Somebody help him!

This is horrifying! Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer are just carrying on arguing as if Mike Pence is still alive! Somebody help him!

— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) December 11, 2018

Hmm, interesting...

mike pence honestly looks like he's about 10 seconds from letting out a bat-like screech https://t.co/dbaE7rOKeN

— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) December 11, 2018

H-E-L-P

Mike Pence in this meeting pic.twitter.com/HbzhKXKKgs

— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) December 11, 2018

Not the worst approach

Pence is taking the potted-plant approach to this meeting.

— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) December 11, 2018

And finally, it's the JV part that really cuts deep

pence sitting there blinking like a jv football coach https://t.co/8MXZB3qvi4

— Erin WAR ON THANKSGIVING Ryan (@morninggloria) December 11, 2018