Julia Louis-Dreyfus Responds to Year-Old ‘Veep’ Clip That Predicted Government Shutdown (Video)

“What an a–hole,” tweets “Veep” star. “#TrumpChristmasShutdown”

Last Updated: December 22, 2018 @ 6:23 PM

“Veep” has once again proven how closely its political satire resembles reality in a year-old clip that predicted a government shutdown shared by its executive producer David Mandel Saturday.

“What an a–hole,” the show’s star Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeted in response to the video. “#TrumpChristmasShutdown,” she followed up with a subsequent tweet.

In the Season 6 episode called “Blurb,” POTUS Selina Meyer is awaiting the ceremony for her presidential portrait unveiling, but she has neglected to invite her old associate Jonah Ryan (Timothy Simons), now a junior congressman. As payback, the irked Jonah takes steps while Congress is in session that ultimately shut down the government.

“Maybe the government needs to be shut down because it’s broken, and when something’s broken, you shut it down and you turn it back on again like with a router,” he says in the clip.

Later in the episode, Jonah gives a press conference (which you can see at the top) proudly taking credit for the government closure. Ring any bells?

“A lot of people are saying that I shut down the government. You’re damn right, I did!” Jonah says proudly

See the tweets from Mandel and Louis-Dreyfus below, as well as the “shut down” scene.