Washington – After three nights of solemn political rhetoric at the US Democratic National Convention, comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus injected a heavy dose of humour and mockery on Thursday, all of it aimed at Republic President Donald Trump.
Louis-Dreyfus, best known as the fictional vice president on the HBO comedy “Veep”, moderated the final night, firing off a string of one-liners and lightening the earnest tone of the convention to nominate Democrat Joe Biden for the White House.
When she described herself as a union member, climate activist and patriotic Democrat, she added, “or as Donald Trump will call me in a tweet tomorrow, a washed-up, horse-faced, no-talent, has-been with low ratings,” said the actress.
“Well, with all due respect, sir, it takes one to know one.”
Following a video addressing Biden’s faith, she made reference to Trump’s famous walk across Washington’s Lafayette Square in June for a photo-op in front of a church, aided by officers forcefully clearing the way for him through protesters.
“Just remember, Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he doesn’t even need tear gas and a bunch of federalised troops to help him get there,” she said.
She added a twist to one of Trump’s most famous lines from his inaugural address.
“When Donald Trump spoke at his inauguration about ‘American carnage,’ I assumed that was something he was against, not a campaign promise,” she said