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President Donald Trump made members of his cabinet and his senior staff praise him in front TV cameras during a White House meeting on June 12 (video below).

President Donald Trump boasted about his accomplishments to date at the first meeting of his full cabinet, marked the opening of a coal mine in Pennsylvania and told his Twitter followers to watch his daughter Ivanka on Fox & Friends.

Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff: "We thank you for the opportunity and the blessing you've given us to serve".

At first, I thought Trump was just going to have the new members of the Cabinet spend a few minutes praising him.

One by one, each of Trump's Cabinet members pledged their appreciation to Trump, thanked him for the opportunity to serve in his administration and then threw in some more compliments for good measure.

Now, any meeting of a modern-day president's full Cabinet is more for show than anything else - there are simply too many people at the table, with roles that are too disparate, for anything of substance to be done.

Trump's United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, said "the global community knows we are back".

Energy Secretary Rick Perry gave his "hats off" to Mr Trump for taking a stand against the Paris climate accord.

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"I want to challenge the assumption that the only way to move policy is to increase government spending", Acosta said at the Monday White House news briefing.

"I'm thrilled to have a chance to help you live up to your campaign promises", said Wilbur Ross, the Commerce Secretary.

"You have great hair, nobody has better hair than you", another added.

Schumer and his staff released a video a few hours later echoing the Cabinet's statements before collapsing into a fit of laughter.

Pretty mild praise at first glance-but look again: Sessions purposefully chose to say "serve you" instead of "serve the American people", which is the sort of nuance that Trump would notice.

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he returns to the White House from a day trip to OH on June 7.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, noting the comments from other officials who said they had recently been overseas, noted wryly: "While we are bragging about worldwide travel I just got back from MS and they like you there".

"If we have the greatest bill in the history of the world on health care, we wouldn't get one vote from the Democrats, because they are obstructionists".

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