Jeff Daniels Channels His 'Newsroom' Anchor Will McAvoy for Trump Commentary
"When you ask what makes Trump the best-case scenario for Hillary, I don’t know what the f— you’re talking about. His tiny hands?” says the faux newsman.
Jeff Daniels may need someone to tell him what he just said out there.
On Wednesday, Daniels reprised his role of news anchor Will McAvoy from the HBO series The Newsroom for a segment with Bloomberg Politics.
Recreating the first scene from the first episode of the series, Daniels' McAvoy goes off after being asked what makes GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump the “best-case scenario” for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
“He’s not the best-case scenario, John, that’s my answer," says Daniels' McAvoy, Newsroom-esque music playing over his rant. "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.”
His speech continues as the camera shows Bloomberg staffers looking on in awe.
"There’s absolutely no evidence to support the statement that Trump is the best-case scenario for Hillary Clinton. Thirty-eight percent of the people gave her a favorable rating. Thirty percent of the people said she’s honest and trustworthy. Just 22 percent of Democrats say they’re enthusiastic about her being the nominee,” says Daniels. “Sure, she beats Trump in some categories, like millennials, who don’t even show up to vote. She also leads in number of messages deleted on her personal email server. But that aside. When you ask, you ask what makes Trump the best-case scenario for Hillary, I don’t know what the f— you’re talking about. His tiny hands?”
The Newsroom ran from June 2012 to December 14, 2014.