Diane English on How Murphy Brown Would Interview Donald Trump (Listen)

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Diane English, creator of “Murphy Brown,” recently revived the famous sitcom journalist in a written humor piece in which Brown interviews Donald Trump.

English, who is a chief funder of Humanity for Hillary, tells Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM that she used parts of Trump’s own answers from past interviews.

“I’m a comedy writer, and you can’t make this stuff up. I couldn’t do any better than he did himself,” she says. “So I basically tried to write in his voice, which is very easy to replicate, because so many people have asked me, ‘Well, what would Murphy think of all of this? What would Murphy think of the 2016 election?'”

“Frankly it was a lot of fun to bring her out of retirement.”

Humanity for Hillary is an independent expenditure committee supporting Hillary Clinton’s election.

English says there won’t be any “Murphy Brown” reunions. The show was thrust into the 1992 presidential race when then-Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the character for “mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another lifestyle choice.” English says she was surprised that it became such a sensation that year and, although she never met Quayle, he did send her a box of vice presidential memorabilia at the end of his term.

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David Cohen of Variety and Nikki Schwab of Daily Mail talk about Donald Trump’s attacks on the press, and whether the media is getting desensitized to some of the more outrageous comments.

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“PopPolitics,” hosted by Ted Johnson, airs Thursdays at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on SiriusXM’s political channel POTUS. It also is available on demand.