During the 37-minute interview with Jonathan Swan, the president managed to minimize thousands of coronavirus deaths and not offer a single positive comment about recently deceased civil rights leader John Lewis. However, he sent “good luck” to Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s accused of sex-trafficking, saying he wishes her well.
As a result, many Twitter users couldn’t help but compare the interview to “Veep.” Some people even connected the dots to make it clearer.
The “Veep” comparisons weren’t lost on Louis-Dreyfus, though she wished that wasn’t the case.
God, I wish this was just a dumb show like ours. https://t.co/n3edLDiqiq— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) August 4, 2020
Others from “Veep” also chimed in, including showrunner David Mandel, who felt the comparison between the show’s fictional president and the real guy wasn’t quite accurate.
Cast member Sam Richardson also noted that the Axios interview had some similarities to the show but doubts it would pass muster as a “Veep” plot.
Yes, this is like a scene from Veep. Except on Veep this scene would have been re-written after the table read, because a president being this stupid is too gaggy and unrealistic. https://t.co/GH7lnUCuCc— Sam Richardson (@SamRichardson) August 4, 2020
Other Twitter users pointed out the way the Axios interview was produced seemed to be a “Veep” homage.
This is a great thread...