Veep showrunner David Mandel recently told the Washington Post that President Donald Trump’s administration has regularly “out-Veeped Veep,” and that was before Press Secretary Sean Spicer brought up “Holocaust centers.” While speaking to the media on Tuesday about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical attack on his own people, Spicey rambled something about how Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” breaking the first rule in Press Secretary school: never bring up Hitler.
He later clarified, “I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no… he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing. I mean, there was clearly, I understand your point, thank you. Thank you, I appreciate that. There was not in the, he brought them into the Holocaust center, I understand that.” At least Spicer understands; no one else does.
After seeing Spicer futile struggle with, y’know, words, YouTube user Dan Ketchum paired his Hitler comments with Veep’s end credits. (It’s the new It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘s opening credits!) “I spliced together footage and music from HBO’s Veep,” he wrote, “about a fictional administration full of incompetent, tone-deaf, narcissists, with footage of an actual administrations full of incompetent, tone-deaf, narcissists.”
HBO’s Emmy-winning documentary, Veep, returns on April 16.