Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer isn't the only one who's ridiculing President Donald Trump's first full cabinet meeting.

The panel assembled on CNN's "The Situation Room" on Monday mocked the compliment-heavy meeting where high-level government officials lined up to shower the president with praise.

Gloria Borger said it was "beyond a photo op," while Bianna Golodryga said it was "cringeworthy" and it reminded her of the opposite of why her parents brought her to the U.S. from the Soviet Union.

"Their leaders were forced to do that," Golodryga said. "The difference here is, they are not forced to do that, and you could see how uncomfortable the cabinet was in having to dole out these accolades. It was something you don’t do or bestow upon a five-year-old, much less the president of the United States.”

Phil Mudd agreed that it looked like a "Soviet-style meeting."

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday also had a go, with the hosts and guests offering each other effusive praise.

Host Joe Scarborough got a little more serious, declaring the cabinet meeting "the most sick, shameful, pathetic, un-American, autocratic display."

"I will tell you if I were ever in meeting and people did that to me, I would say, Shut up.' And I would fire you," Scarborough said.

Pundits also took to social media to ridicule the meeting:

Trump’s Monday meeting started off with the president declaring his administration was on a record-setting pace, and he was one of the most productive presidents in American history.

Then, one by one, each of Trump's cabinet members pledged their appreciation to the president and thanked him for the opportunity to serve in his administration.



Meantime, Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, thought it was an extremely successful and encouraging meeting.

"It was wonderful," Carson said. "We talked about how we are going to get the American people working again and bring confidence back to people."

He said the nice thing about this particular cabinet is that they have multiple "operators" who know how to actually get things done.

"And you bring that business savvy in," he continued. "You start doing things that make sense based on evidence and not on ideology."

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