Trump holds bizarre praise-filled Cabinet meeting

US President Donald Trump has held what has been labelled by media as one of the strangest Cabinet meetings in presidential history.

Cabinet meetings, which are largely bland affairs, are generally brief and comprise of the Cabinet posing for photos and the President making a short speech.

However Mr Trump has turned that predictable ritual on its head on Monday (local time), making a mammoth 11-minute speech before calling on members of his Cabinet to offer praise about the positive changes brought about by his administration.

During his speech, Mr Trump himself spoke highly of all that he and his team had achieved.

"I think we've been about as active as you can possibly be and at a just about record-setting pace.

"Never has there been a President, with few exceptions ... who's passed more legislation, who's done more things than I have," he said, before handing the meeting over to US Vice-President Mike Pence.

"This is the greatest privilege of my life is to serve as Vice-President to a President who's keeping his word to the American people," he said - and each fellow member of the Cabinet followed suit, offering up glowing approvals of the changes Mr Trump has brought about.

"It's a new day at the United Nations. We now have a very strong voice," said US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.

"I want to thank you for getting this country moving again, and working again," added Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

"On behalf of the entire senior staff around you, Mr President, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda and the American people," White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said.

But while it was all smiles at the Cabinet meeting, elsewhere news of President Trump's strange take on it set the internet alight - and New York Senator Chuck Schumer offered up a parody of the meeting using his own staff.