“It’s getting trickier and trickier to satirize this stuff.”
That’s what actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus told the audience when she accepted an Emmy in 2015 for her role as Selina Meyer on HBO’s hit comedy, ‘Veep‘. On the show, which is currently airing its fifth season, Louis-Dreyfus plays a President of the United States who frequently uses inappropriate language and is prone to committing major political gaffes.
Remind you of anyone? ‘Veep’ may have been created as an obvious political parody, but as Donald Trump stumbles closer and closer to the 2016 GOP nomination, Louis-Dreyfus can’t be the only one who feels like the line between reality and fiction has begun to blur.
At any rate, if The Donald is looking for some more over-the-top, crazy-sounding quotes to draw attention to himself, perhaps he should start taking notes from Selina Meyer. From the very first season when she was still Vice President, Meyer has repeatedly shown that she has no respect or patience for politics as usual, unless the cameras are rolling, of course.
Here are 20 of Selina Meyer’s best quotes from ‘Veep’.