In a Tuesday meeting, President Barack Obama told Silicon Valley’s top tech execs he wished Washington worked a little more like “House of Cards,” starring ruthless Democratic Whip Frank Underwood, a.k.a. Kevin Spacey.
“I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient,” the president said, according to The Washington Post. ”This guy’s getting a lot of stuff done.”
The crowd included Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the publisher of the show, which just released a trailer for the second season set to premiere Feb. 14.
Underwood is notorious for using back channels, threats, blackmail, media coercion and even murder for advancing his position and legislation in last season’s fictional 113th Congress, so the president has some high aspirations to live up to.
He will assume the position of vice president at the beginning of season two, when “the butchery begins,” according to Spacey.