Julia Louis-Dreyfus Zings Trump for ‘Veep,’ ‘Seinfeld’ Thievery

The comedic actress accused the president of ripping off bits from two of her biggest shows in a scathing tweet

MILWAUKEE, WI – AUGUST 20: In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosts the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by DNCC via Getty Images)

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus mocked President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet, accusing him of stealing material from two of her biggest hit shows.

For good measure, she took aim at his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, too.

“First he stole all of Veep. Now he’s stealing from Seinfeld,” Louis-Dreyfus tweeted to her 1.2 million followers. “Melania deserves an Emmy for acting like she’s attracted to THIS.”

Attached was a video comparing the president’s somewhat jerky dance moves to a shimmy made famous by Louis-Dreyfus’ “Seinfeld” character Elaine Benes.

“Veep,” also mentioned in the actress’ scathing tweet, is about a wacky cast of characters within a dysfunctional presidential administration that somehow manages to continue failing up through gaffe after gaffe. Sunday wasn’t the first time she compared the Trump administration to “Veep,” either. In February, when the president mistakenly tweeted after Super Bowl LIV that the Kansas City Chiefs played in Kansas, she reminisced about her time on the HBO hit.

She told Ellen DeGeneres at the time, “If I were doing ‘Veep’ right now, it would be really fun to script those 12 minutes between him launching the tweet and it getting deleted. What an idiot! It’s so humiliating.”

As for her claim that the first lady deserves an Emmy, Louis-Dreyfus knows what it takes to get one: She’s won Emmys for “Seinfeld” and “Veep,” as well as “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

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