Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ “Seinfeld” character Elaine Benes was notorious for some of the worst dancing to ever be witnessed. However, that was before Donald Trump decided to bust a few moves onstage during a rally.
On Saturday night, a video of Trump dancing to “Let Me See Your Hips Swing” by Savage went viral. And in the words of George Costanza, “It’s more like a full-body dry heave set to music.”
Seeing a video comparing Trump’s dance style to Elaine’s, Louis-Dreyfus herself tweeted, joking that the U.S. president has now stolen from both “Seinfeld” and her more recent comedy “Veep”.
First he stole all of Veep. Now he’s stealing from Seinfeld. Melania deserves an Emmy for acting like she’s attracted to THIS. https://t.co/tAeQEK7LPh
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) October 19, 2020
Dreyfus’s “Seinfeld” co-star also commented:
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 18, 2020
And, of course, Global’s “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert had to chime in.
“He makes the inflatable tube man look like Fred Astaire!” Colbert mocked. “I’ve seen more rhythmic movement from a potato rolling around in the backseat of my car!”
“How do you mess up dancing to ‘YMCA’?” he wondered. “It comes with instructions!”
Twitter also had a lot to say about Trump’s Elaine-like moves.
This is worse than Elaine Benes https://t.co/Oh3HxMDVhB
— 𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚘𝚞𝚏𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚜 (@EliasToufexis) October 17, 2020
We all owe Elaine an apology pic.twitter.com/pTtul1VNw1
— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) October 18, 2020
Not to denigrate the incomparable Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine, but at least she was acting 🤣 pic.twitter.com/CBb0cEBRTs
— mjn (@mjn04610194) October 18, 2020
🍊🤡 makes Elaine Benes from Seinfeld look good! pic.twitter.com/HhEeLA9qI6
— Scott Uhl (@ScottUhlTX) October 17, 2020
@OfficialJLD he makes Elaine look like Fred Astaire.
— Scott Patterson (@therealsc0ttyp) October 18, 2020
Remember how they called Elaine’s dancing, “little kicks,” on Seinfeld?
Trump does , “little fists.”
— Sandy Bury – In absentia ducatus 🌵🌴 (@bury_sandra) October 18, 2020
OMG TRUMP DANCING IS SOOO ELAINE FROM SEINFELD. https://t.co/JZQLbrMjJ3
— Touré (@Toure) October 18, 2020
Donald Trump Elaine-dancing isn't the October surprise I was hoping for.
— Mark Shrime, MD PhD (@markshrime) October 18, 2020