While hosting a fundraiser for Joe Biden, former “Seinfeld” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus wasted no time in roasting President Donald Trump like it was her job.
Louis-Dreyfus kicked things off by slamming President Trump for his approach to handling the environment and by comparing him to her character of Selina Meyer on the HBO show “Veep.” On the comedic television program, Meyer was a senator from Maryland who becomes vice president before advancing to the Oval Office. Louis-Dreyfus explained that for the pilot episode, the show’s writers “tried to think of the stupidest, weakest environmental gesture that my idiot character could possibly make, so that she wouldn’t offend the fossil fuel industry.”
This gesture was to launch a program to “get rid of plastic cutlery in the Capitol and replace it with recyclable utensils,” according to Breitbart News.
“But that’s actually more than Trump has done for the environment in four years,” Louis-Dreyfus said at the fundraiser. “Talk about pathetic, he’s actually worse than a fictional president with a team of professional writers working 24/7 to make her as bad as possible.”
She went on to react to an interview Biden gave back in November in which he joked about picking Louis-Dreyfus as his running mate.
“I was of course flattered,” Louis-Dreyfus responded. “But then I realized, this is America. We can’t make a totally unqualified, ill-equipped TV personality vice president. No, no, in this country we make him president.”
This isn’t the first time that Louis-Dreyfus has spoken out against Trump. Last year, she branded him a “fake president” and “complete moron” in an interview with Time.
“He’d be funny if he didn’t have the power he has. He’s sort of a pretend, fake president. He’s a complete moron, start to finish,” she said.
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Louis-Dreyfus added that she feels lucky that “Veep” exists in a fictional political world in which the writers don’t need to address Trump’s presidency directly.
“The great benefit…that we’ve created this alternate political universe on ‘Veep’ has helped us through this moment,” the actress insisted. “That is to say we’re not parodying any specific party or politician. We are parodying the culture of politics.”
This piece was written by PopZette Staff on July 24, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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