Whether you loved or hated ‘The Newsroom,’ the scene in the pilot was one that everyone was talking about — and now, here we are again.
Jeff Daniels brought back the epic Will McAvoy from The Newsroom for With All Due Respect, a video produced by Bloomberg TV; this time, instead of answering, “What makes America the greatest country in the world?,” he was asked to answer, “What makes Donald Trump the best case scenario for Hillary Clinton.” Trust me, just like the original, this is a must watch.
Jeff, playing News Night anchor Will McAvoy, sats down with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, to recreate the epic scene where he went off during the premiere of HBO’s The Newsroom. We won’t do much explaining — it’s better to just watch. Of course, he is once again pushed to answer the actual question of what makes Trump “the best-cast scenario” for Hilary. And for his rant, he goes complete Will McAvoy on them. You know, after seeing a woman in the audience holding a “he’s not” sign.
“He’s not the best-case scenario, John, that’s my answer,” he says getting fired up. “Donald Trump is a fact-bending loose cannon who alienates mainstream voters with everything he says. But he gets constant media attention for free. There won’t be a day from now until November when Trump isn’t on every TV channel.”
“There’s absolutely no evidence that Trump is the best-case scenario for Hillary Clinton. 38 percent of the people gave her a favorable rating. 30 percent of the people said she’s honest and trustworthy,” he continues. “Just 22 percent of Democrats say they’re enthusiastic about her being the nominee. Sure, she beats Trump in some categories: like millennials, who don’t even show up to vote. She also leads in number messages deleted on her personal email server. But that aside. When you ask what makes Trump the best-case scenario for Hillary, I don’t know what the f–k you’re talking about. His tiny hands?”
If you haven’t, watch the scene he’s mocking here — trust me, you want to.