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‘Veep’ Season 5 Trailer Previews Economic Crisis, Presidential Hook-Ups

Amidst juggling a stock market crisis and Chinese hackers, President Selina Meyer is striving to “look presidential” in the first full trailer for season five of HBO’s Emmy-winning political comedy “Veep.”

From the looks of it, season five picks up where the season-four finale cliffhanger left off: a shocking tied election between President Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Senator Bill O’Brien (Brad Leland).

The clip also previews the president and her personal aide Gary Walsh (Tony Hale) channeling their faith, an Olympic kayaker photo-op gone wrong and a steamy hook-up between the president and “Mad Men’s” John Slattery.

“I’m just saying I’m not that kind of a president,” Louis-Dreyfus explains to Slattery in the clip, right before asking him where her shoes are post hook-up.

The trailer also confirms that the president’s core staff is as incompetent as ever, struggling to respond to a tied election.

“If we don’t put a plan into action tomorrow morning, by Monday we will be grease. The country, not the musical,” announces President Meyer’s running mate Tom James (Hugh Laurie).

Though “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci departed the show after season four, the showrunner reins have been handed off to “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” David Mandel.

Season five of “Veep” — which also stars Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw and Gary Cole — premieres April 24 on HBO.

Watch the full trailer above.

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