Trump team’s Four Seasons blunder compared to The Thick of It: ‘I can’t get over how funny this is’

‘If this was an episode, we would think they’d gone too far,' one person wrote

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Sunday 08 November 2020 14:56
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The latest blunder by the Trump administration is being compared to a scene direct from political sitcom The Thick of It.

On Saturday (7 November), Trump announced that he would be holding a "big press conference" at "Four Seasons, Philadelphia".

However, he followed that up by saying the conference would actually be held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, which is not the four-star hotel, but a local business on the outskirts of Philadelphia established in 1992.

Many people on Twitter found the error hilarious, especially considering it came on the same day that Trump was beaten at the 2020 presidential election by Joe Biden.

Many began comparing the odd image of Trump's team speaking from the small business' parking area to a deleted scene from Veep creator Armando iannucci's beloved sitcom focused on political spin doctor Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi).

"I absolutely can not go over how funny this is," one person wrote before comparing it to the show.

Armando Iannucci himself acknowledged the error by retweeting write and frequent collaborator, Simon Blackwell.

“As if to make The Thick of It look like a documentary, the Trump camp booked a press conference in the car park of the Four Seasons landscaping company instead of the Four Seasons Hotel,” one person said, adding: “And went ahead anyway, rather than admit it was a mistake.”

Someone else wrote: "If this was an episode of The Thick of It we would think they’d gone too far."

Shortly after Biden’s victory, Dave Chappelle returned to host Saturday Night Live for the first time since the week Trump became president in 2016. 

He delivered an "important" speech that saw him brand the president a "racist".

Elsewhere, Jim Carrey and Maya Rudolph – in character as Joe Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris – celebrated the news, with Carrey resurrecting his Ace Ventura character to deliver a brutal message to “loser” Trump, while an “overjoyed” Alec Baldwin appeared as Trump one final time.

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