Julia Louis-Dreyfus weighs in on 'Veep' parody of Trump interview
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"Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus weighed in on President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE's interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan on Tuesday, sharing a now-viral video depicting the broadcast dubbed over with the popular HBO show's credits and theme song.

"God, I wish this was just a dumb show like ours," the former "Seinfeld" star tweeted.


In the comedy satire "Veep," Louis-Dreyfus plays the vice president of the United States who often gets caught up in unflattering and silly situations. 

The footage used for the video parody was a widely-shared clip from Trump's interview with "Axios on HBO," during which the president and reporter Swan talk about how the U.S. is faring combatting the coronavirus in comparison to other countries. 

"In numerous categories, we're lower than the world, we're lower than Europe..." Trump says holding several pages baring graphs of COVID-19 statics.  

"Lower than the world?" Swan asked. "What does that mean?" 


"Here's case death" the president continued, handing over the pages of statistics to Swan. 

The two continued their exchange about which proportions the president is talking about when reporting on U.S. COVID-19 progress. 

During the interview, the president also claimed that his administration was doing all it could to stop the spread of coronavirus, telling Swan: "It is what it is."

Comments from Louis-Dreyfus and footage of the Trump interview come as the United States continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. New cases continue to surge in several states across the country, with many areas registering record death counts. 

The president was also widely criticized during the interview for declining to speak about former Rep. John LewisJohn LewisLWCF modernization: Restoring the promise Rep. Cedric Richmond set to join House Ways and Means Committee GOP ramps up attacks on Democrats over talk of nixing filibuster MORE (D-Ga.), who died last month, mentioning to Swan only that Lewis had skipped his inauguration ceremony.