Several Men Still Willing to Stand With Donald Trump at Podium

Several men standing with the president

President Donald Trump spoke at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland today to show that there are still men who are willing to stand with him at a podium, and there are probably some women willing to do it, too.

“As you can see by the people who are standing behind me at this moment, there are, and I expect will remain, men and probably women who are willing to associate their physical body with mine in a way that we expect from our elected leaders,” Trump said.

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Among the men who stood with the President knowing they would be photographed in his presence are Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).

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Speaking to the press later, McConnell said it’s important that the president of the United States have people around him who are willing to be photographed in his presence. “The president is the chief executive of our government, so other governmental officers, including me as the Senate Majority Leader, should stand with the president so Americans know the president has people around him who are willing to be photographed with him at a podium,” McConnell said. “I’m certainly willing to do that as a legislator who makes laws for the people of the United States.”

McConnell said he would probably stand with the president at a podium again, even if it were a different president. “If someone else were president, I would continue to stand at a podium with that person,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be this president, although it is this president now.”

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