Julia Louis-Dreyfus Compares Spicer’s Holocaust Remark To ‘Veep’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus mocked White House press secretary Sean Spicer Wednesday as she compared his Holocaust remarks to something that would be said on “Veep.”
The 56-year-old actress and comedian slammed Spicer as she linked a video mashup showing shots from her political comedy show with moments from the press briefing on Tuesday when Spicer said Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” like Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (RELATED: White House Reporter Releases A ‘Holocaust’ Pool Report)
“This feels like an Emmy winning episode to me,” Dreyfus tweeted, linking the video in the post. (RELATED: Sean Spicer Apologizes For Comparing Assad To Hitler In Holocaust Gaffe [VIDEO])
This feels like an Emmy winning episode to me.https://t.co/DU4o08Ot2P
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 12, 2017
“I spliced together footage and music from HBO’s Veep, a show about a fictional administration full of incompetent, tone-deaf, narcissists, with footage of an actual administration full of incompetent, tone-deaf, narcissists,” a description released the video read.
On Tuesday, Spicer said that Hitler didn’t gas his own people like the Syrian president.
“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Spicer told the press. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons, so you have to, if you’re Russia, ask yourself if this is a country you want to align yourself with.”
He has since apologized for the remark and called it a “mistake.”
“I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week using chemical weapons and gas,” Spicer said. “And frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly, there is no, there is no comparison. And for that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.”