The Democratic National Convention concluded its final night of celebration, ceremony, and political speeches on Thursday night, and like every night of the DNC so far, some very special guests spoke, hosted, and performed at the convention for the Democratic party. But perhaps the most special guest of all (and there were many, including Billie Eilish and Kerry Washington) was comedic genius and American funny-woman Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Louis-Dreyfus hosted the final night of the proceedings and, although she didn’t take any turns as fictional former occupant of the White House, Selina Meyer, she had no problem bringing levity to an event that was often dark, somber, and serious. Besides, it probably would have been in poor taste if she spent the evening acting as Selina Meyer, who is perhaps most famously known for nearly always being the Veep, and only becoming the President at the very end of the twisted, sadistic show of the same name.
Louis-Dreyfus minced no words when skewering the Trump administration in-between serious speeches. “Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he doesn’t need tear gas and a bunch of federalized troops to help him get there,” she said.
A consistent refrain for Louis-Dreyfus through the night was about “30330,” the text line that helps potential voters figure out their voting options and makes plans to vote safely amid the pandemic. She riffed on the number more than once — arguing about how easy it was to remember — and said, “Person, woman, man, camera, TV, 30330. Anyone can do it,” referring to Trump’s now-infamous interview when he spoke about a cognitive functioning test he took and aced.
“Tonight, I couldn’t be prouder to be a loyal union member, a passionate climate activist, and a patriotic Democrat. Or, as Donald Trump will call me in a tweet tomorrow, a washed-up horse-face no-talent has-been with low ratings. Well, with all due respect, sir, it takes one to know one,” she swiped, with her usual self-deprecating and acerbic wit.
Amid the DNC fun, Louis-Dreyfus also posted a tweet that felt like a real nod to her own turn as Veep of a photo of her in a Selina Meyer costume and the former Vice President standing over two ice cream tubs. Are they in the White House kitchen? It’s hard to say, but it’d be pretty fun if they were.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) August 21, 2020