Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Jeff Daniels Goes "Will McAvoy" On Donald Trump

Jeff Daniels reprises his portrayal of The Newsroom anchor Will McAvoy to talk Trump in a Bloomberg Television produced video featuring With All Due Respect hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

Via Rolling Stone:

"I think for the first time in election history, her opponent might donate to her campaign," McAvoy joked about the mogul's past Clinton campaign contributions before launching into a Newsroom-inspired diatribe. "Yeah, 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 that Trump isn't on every TV channel," Daniels, in his McAvoy persona, told the hosts.

It's for that reason – as well as Democrats' less-than-enthusiastic feelings about Clinton – that McAvoy warns that Trump might be a worthier adversary than many in the political prognosticators are letting on. "Sure, she beats Trump in some categories – like millennials, who don't even show up to vote. She also leads in the number of 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 fuck you're talking about. His tiny hands?"

I was a big fan of The Newsroom during it's run on HBO. Great, sharp writing by Aaron Sorkin, and strong, unapologetic performances across the board.

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