Watching “Veep” Now Might Be the Most Cathartic Thing for All of Us Ahead of the 2020 Election

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When Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan’s tense interview with President Trump aired on HBO on August 3, it was met with mockery — so much so that it reminded viewers of another HBO mainstay. "‘Oh my god, it’s just like VEEP!’ I shouted as I plunged to my death," comedian Billy Eichner (@billyeichner) tweeted.

And Eichner wasn’t alone in comparing the interview to HBO’s hit political satire. The following day, the show’s six-time Emmy-winning star Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) shared a viral video that depicted the broadcast after it had been dubbed over with Veep’s iconic theme song and credits. "God," the Seinfeld alum tweeted, "I wish this was just a dumb show like ours." This isn’t the first time the current POTUS has been compared to Veep’s Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus) and co. As the 2020 Election draws nearer, it likely won’t be the last. So, is now the perfect time for a rewatch?