'I've made a huge mistake.'

By Derek Lawrence
March 24, 2017 at 06:28 PM EDT
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While Arrested Development fans keep wondering when they will get the long promised fifth season, one political reporter revived the show on social media, laying out the case that the failure of Trumpcare is eerily similar to the beloved comedy.

On Thursday, the day before Republicans pulled their health care bill, Politico’s Dan Diamond used Arrested Development plots, clips, and GIFs to demonstrate the similarities between the series and President Trump’s rushed attempt to replace Obamacare.

His Twitter thread began, “That time a novice chief executive made a foolhardy promise, his erstwhile allies rushed to get it done-and it all fell apart in the end.”

The seemingly clear aim at Trump took a turn when Diamond followed up by saying he was talking about the season 2 episode of the Fox comedy where Gob Bluth (Will Arnett) promises he can build a house in two days.

He continued, “Until it literally collapsed — and everyone saw that while it looked like a house on the outside, it was actually a cynical, empty shell.”

The 14 tweet thread eventually ended in perfect Arrested Development fashion. Accompanied by a blank white screen that read “no footage found,” Diamond wrote, “But despite the dysfunction, everyone agreed: It all turned out well in the end.”

This isn’t the first time Trump and the series have met online. Back in October, after a presidential debate, a video went viral that combined Trump’s answers with Ron Howard’s deadpan narration.

Read Diamond’s full thread below.

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Arrested Development

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