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Someone Put The ‘Veep’ Closing Credits Over Trump’s Axios Interview And Julia Louis-Dreyfus Just Responded

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If you’ve been anywhere near the internet over the past 48 hours, you’ve likely seen clips from President Donald Trump’s brain-meltingly disastrous interview with Axios‘s Jonathan Swan.

The interview was so shocking it bordered on absurdity, with people comparing it to everything from an SNL sketch to a Daily Show-style gotcha interview to, most aptly, Veep, HBO’s sitcom about the world’s most bumbling Vice President (and later President) Selina Meyer.

Of course, someone on Twitter immediately put the interview’s most shocking moment to Veep‘s closing credits and theme and it worked perfectly—so perfectly that even Selina Meyer herself, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, had to respond.

Julia-Louis Dreyfus speaks for all of us.

The moment of the interview that Twitter user @brendanmc84 decided to use was far and away its most shocking nadir—Trump attempting to explain, earnestly and in all seriousness, that the U.S. was among the most successful countries on earth when it comes to fighting the pandemic.

This assertion is a lie so boldfaced, by literally any measurement available, that it would be hilarious if it hadn’t resulted in the deaths of more than 150,000 Americans and climbing. That’s bad enough.

But Trump was so nonsensical—let alone inarticulate—while making it, Swan’s reactions while listening to him talk have become a meme in and of themselves.

Disastrous interviews like this were a staple of Veep during its seven seasons on HBO, where face-plant TV appearances and tête-à-têtes with U.S. officials and world leaders were a hallmark of Selina Meyer’s career in Washington.

Sadly, Trump’s other-worldly, bizarre interview truly would feel right at home in a Veep episode, and on Twitter, folks were right there with Louis-Dreyfus.

If only Trump’s interview were born of satire instead of arguably the most profound presidential failure in American history, because we could all use a good laugh right about now. 

John Sundholm

Written by John Sundholm

John Sundholm is a writer, video producer and performer originally from Michigan, and is one of those people who says he "lived in London for a while" even though it was only six weeks for study abroad. He made Ellen DeGeneres laugh once so you should probably follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Medium, where he does a lot of yelling under the name @JohntheCraptist.