×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘The Newsroom’s’ ‘Will McAvoy’: Donald Trump Is Not the Best Case Scenario for Hillary Clinton

Is Donald Trump the best case scenario for Hillary Clinton? Not according to the “The Newsroom’s” speed-talking Will McAvoy, played by Jeff Daniels, who is back in this spoof from Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, to level with the American people as only an imaginary television character can.

“He’s not the best case scenario!” McAvoy exclaims winding up his rant over Sorkinian music, channeling the powerful newsman’s frustration with the media.

“Donald Trump is a fact-bending loose cannon who alienates 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.”

As if expressing what Halperin and Heilemann wish they could say on air, McAvoy points out that plenty of other countries already have female heads of state.

“And with a straight face you’re going to tell me that electing a woman is unprecedented. Germany elected a female chancellor. Brazil elected a female president — Demark, Poland, Korea, Argentina, Norway, Liberia, Cyprus are run by women. Twenty-two sovereign states in the world have already beat us on this.”

Rattling off stats, McAvoy argues most Americans are not excited about Hillary Clinton, and manages to work in a crack about Donald Trump.

“Ok, ‘Game Change’ guys. Just in case you accidentally find yourself writing a third book, there are some things you should know, and one of them is there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement Trump is the best case scenario for Hillary Clinton — 38% of people gave her a favorable rating, 30% of the people said she’s honest and trustworthy, and just 30% of Democrats say they are 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 on the number of messages deleted on her personal email server. But you ask what makes Trump the best case scenario for Hillary. I don’t know what the f–k you are talking about. His tiny hands?”

More TV

  • Ted Sarandos Netflix

    Ted Sarandos: Netflix Is Why 'Friends,' 'The Office' Remain So Popular

    In an onstage conversation with Katie Couric at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit on Wednesday, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos waved away concerns over the streaming service’s upcoming loss of “Friends” and “The Office,” instead focusing on the company’s push in original programming and its international content growth. “One of the reasons ‘Friends’ and [...]

  • Castle Rock -- "Let The River

    'Castle Rock' Boss on Annie Wilkes' Origins, Telling an Immigration Story in Season 2

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the first three episodes of “Castle Rock” Season 2, streaming now on Hulu. When “Castle Rock” co-creators and executive producers Dusty Thomason and Sam Shaw were first researching Maine to develop their Hulu anthology series based on the world of Stephen King, something that [...]

  • 'Adventure Time': HBO Max Orders Four

    'Adventure Time': HBO Max Orders Four One-Hour Specials

    Less than a week after announcing its historic deal with Studio Ghibli, HBO Max is continuing its push into animation. The forthcoming streamer has ordered four one-hour “Adventure Time” specials from Cartoon Network Studios, the first two of which will debut exclusively on HBO Max in 2020. Collectively titled “Adventure Time: Distant Lands,” the specials [...]

  • Euphoria HBO

    'It's an Explosion': Inside the Rising Costs of Making a Scripted TV Series

    When Apple TV plus launches on Nov. 1, it will do so with what’s arguably the most expensive new-series lineup in TV history. Among the streamer’s initial offerings are the drama “The Morning Show,” bearing a price tag believed to be more than $15 million an episode, and the dystopian sci-fi series “See,” which is [...]

  • Peter Coyote, winner of the award

    Peter Coyote to Play Robert Mueller in CBS Studios James Comey Miniseries

    The CBS Studios miniseries based on James Comey’s  book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership” has added another player. Robert Coyote has boarded the show to play Robert Mueller, Comey’s predecessor in the role of FBI Director, who was appointed to lead an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. His final [...]

  • CBS HEADQUARTERS

    Wall Street Trims ViacomCBS Forecasts After Post-Deal Financial Disclosure

    Top media analysts have cut their short-term growth prospects for ViacomCBS following last week’s financial disclosures that came as part of the closing of CBS Corp.’s stock-swap takeover deal for Viacom. In the Oct. 17 filing, CBS Corp. released specific year-to-year projections for its free cash flow yield, guidance that the company has not offered [...]

  • CBS

    CBS Sets Six Participants in 2019-20 Writers Mentoring Program

    CBS has announced the six writers who will participate in its 2019-2020 Writers Mentoring Program. The eight-month mentoring program, set up in 2004, aims to provide access and opportunity for writers by pairing them with a CBS executive mentor who helps them develop a new piece of material. Following the mentorship period, the writers will [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content