The Newsroom’s Will McAvoy Eviscerates Donald Trump; Trump Somehow Survives

Is the media complicit in Donald Trump’s rise? Could all this mess have been avoided if someone on TV would’ve just stood up and told the truth? Someone like ACN’s Will McAvoy, the heroic newsreader who spoke up for liberal values on three seasons of HBO’s The Newsroom? Probably not, but it’s still a nice fantasy — particularly if you yourself are an East Coast journalist distraught by Trump’s success. Thus, Bloomberg News brought back Jeff Daniels to reprise his role in a re-creation of The Newsroom’s opening scene. If you wanted an image of what “centrism” looks like in 2016, look no further than this segment.

‘Will McAvoy’ Returns to Talk Donald Trump