For reasons we cannot explain, With All Due Respect’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann decided to make a video in which they ask The Newsroom’s faux news anchor Will McAvoy (aka Jeff Daniels) a question only slightly less inane than the one he got in Newsroom‘s opening sequence. If you recall, Sorority Girl asked McAvoy in the opening sequence of the Aaron Sorkin newsroom drama: “Can you say, in one sentence or less, why America is the greatest country in the world?”
This time, McAvoy gets asked to explain in what way presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is the “best case scenario” for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. The video was written by Matt Negrin and directed by Griffin Hammond of Bloomberg Politics.
For comparison sake, here’s that opening scene from the HBO series – a program, BTW, that TV critics panned for being “sanctimonious,” “self-righteous,” etc.: