Jeff Daniels Channels ‘Newsroom’ Character Will McAvoy To Talk Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton
Jeff Daniels tapped into his role of Will McAvoy from The Newsroom, to talk about the 2016 presidential election, on an episode of With All Due Respect on Wednesday.
Jeff Daniels Turns Into ‘Newsroom’ Character Will McAvoy
In a video produced by Bloomberg Television for With All Due Respect with hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Daniels dived back into the role of Will McAvoy to recreate his first scene as the character and give his take on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The hosts asked Daniels what makes Trump the “best-case scenario” for Clinton, and he first joked that Trump could donate to her campaign.
Then suddenly, the lights got brighter, slow music began to play and Daniels took a brief pause before becoming the passionate Will McAvoy.
“He’s not the best-case scenario, John, that’s my answer. 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,” Daniels declared.
“There’s absolutely no evidence that Trump is the best-case scenario for Hillary Clinton,” the actor continued.
“38 percent of the people gave her a favorable rating. 30 percent of the people said she’s honest and trustworthy. Just 22 percent of Democrats say they’re enthusiastic about her being the nominee,” Daniels said, his voice pitching to the tone of McAvoy. “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?”