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Jeff Daniels' Will McAvoy 'Newsroom' Character Slams Trump, Clinton

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By    |   Friday, 13 May 2016 09:28 AM

Actor Jeff Daniels reprised his Will McAvoy character from "The Newsroom" this week for Bloomberg Politics in order to weigh in on the 2016 presidential election.

In a segment produced by Bloomberg Television for "With All Due Respect" hosted by political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Daniels recreated a scene from "The Newsroom" pilot to skewer both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Entertainment Weekly reported.



"He's not the best-case scenario [for Clinton], John, that's my answer. Donald Trump is a fact-bending loose cannon who alienates mainstream voters with everything he says," Daniels said in the voice of McAvoy. "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."

He then launched into Clinton's negative numbers and other hurdles she faces as a candidate.

"There's absolutely no evidence 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."

The clip has received more than 261,000 views on YouTube since it was posted on Wednesday.

In the original version of the scene, which opened the HBO series in 2012, McAvoy slammed the United States when a college student asked him why America was the greatest country in the world.



The HBO clip has received more than two million views on YouTube since it was posted in 2012.

Daniels won an Emmy in 2013 and was nominated for a Golden Globe for playing McAvoy on HBO's "The Newsroom," which ran on the cable channel for three seasons, from 2012 to 2014.

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