White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s numerous blunders related to Adolf Hitler’s use of chemical weapons are like something out of an episode of HBO’s Veep — and that’s according to the woman who stars in the show.
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus reacted to Spicer’s disastrous Holocaust gaffes by tweeting out a video that mashed up Spicer’s remarks with the ending credits of Veep — and she said that it really “feels like an Emmy winning episode to me.”
The video starts out with a Veep-like unsteady camera shot of the White House, then cuts to Spicer talking about how Hitler never used chemical weapons during World War II, as credits from the show roll by beside him. It then splices in scenes from the actual show, before cutting back to Spicer saying that he meant to say that Hitler never used chemical weapons “on his own people.”
The video then cuts to Louis-Dreyfus’s character on Veep making comical mumbling sounds.
Watch the full video below.
This feels like an Emmy winning episode to me.https://t.co/DU4o08Ot2P
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 12, 2017
Pilgrims gather for cosmic-like ritual in Bulgaria’s mountains
Thousands of pilgrims gathered Monday in Bulgaria's Rila mountains to welcome their "spiritual" new year with a cosmic-like dance performed in concentric circles, creating a striking image on the verdant mountain plain.
The white-clad dancers hiked up to Bulgaria's Seven Rila Lakes at an altitude of 2,100 metres (6,900 feet) and performed a special meditative dance known as "paneurhythmy" for more than an hour under the sound of singing and violins.
They are followers of the Universal White Brotherhood -- an esoteric society that combines Christianity and Indian mysticism and was founded by Bulgarian theologian Peter Deunov back in 1897 but banned during communism and still considered a sect by the country's Christian Orthodox Church.
NBA star Stephen Curry finances college golf team for six years
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors said Monday he will support the creation of Howard University's first top-level golf program for the next six years.
Curry, a six-time NBA All-Star guard and avid golfer, was inspired to make the contribution by Otis Ferguson IV, a senior at the Washington DC university who Curry met during a campus visit earlier this year.
Ferguson had been campaigning to establish a golf team at Howard. He found a backer in Curry, who decided establish men's and women's golf at the historically black college.
Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Curry also persuaded golf equipment manufacturer Callaway to promise equipment and sport apparel giant Under Armour, who are one of his sponsors, to provide uniforms.
Paul Krugman hilariously roasts Trump economic adviser for decades’ worth of terrible predictions
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Monday set his sights on Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who himself is not actually an economist, for making decades' worth of terrible predictions.
Writing on Twitter, Krugman concedes that making predictions is a difficult business and he admits to making his own bad predictions in the past.
However, he then explains that Kudlow is unique because he's been making the same false prediction for decades -- namely, about tax cuts for the ultra-rich producing economic miracles.