Vice President Mike Pence was met a lengthy silence instead of applause on Friday after he mentioned President Trump during a security conference in Munich.
“I bring greetings from the 45th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump,” Pence said, before being met with a lengthy silence.
Speaking to a security conference in Munich, Mike Pence tells the audience he brings greetings from President Trump…and not a single person claps as he appears stunned by the awkward silence. pic.twitter.com/ZUJKAoRqfJ
— GuardiansOfDemocracy (@Guardemocracy) February 16, 2019
Pence traveled to Germany this week for the annual Munich Security Conference along with a bipartisan delegation, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).
The uncomfortable “moment of silence” was mocked online by Twitter users:
I love how that pause just drags on because he seems to freeze in shame and horror when he realizes the applause is not coming.
— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) February 16, 2019
Wow! That’s great. He paused on purpose waiting for the applause…and nothing came. That’s fantastic. And it shows how far our standing in the world has fallen. We can’t be rid of these criminals fast enough.
— Scott A. Ferguson (@scottaferguson1) February 16, 2019
Somewhere Jeb Bush is yelling at the TV screen "Please clap!"
— Taurean (@taureanb) February 16, 2019
Not even the crickets want to say anything.
— BigMike Church 🚴 (@BigGroovyMike) February 16, 2019
And tRump is so fond of saying: “The world finally respects us again.” Bahahahahaha! 😂
— Cathy A. (@catmandu13) February 16, 2019
It was like he called for a moment of silence. 😒🤣🤣🤣
— John O'Grady (@jhog667) February 16, 2019
Somebody should add crickets to those few seconds.
— Raphael Lasar (@JSnood) February 16, 2019
— Ben Shienvold (@Benny6Toes) February 16, 2019