Jeff Daniels on Wednesday resurrected Will McAvoy, his beloved character from “The Newsroom,” to take on the 2016 election, calling presumptive GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE a “fact-bending loose cannon” and slamming the media.


In a video produced by Bloomberg Television, Daniels — as McAvoy — tells “With All Due Respect” hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann that Trump is not the “best-case scenario” for Clinton.

“He’s not the best-case scenario, John, that’s my answer. Donald Trump is a fact-bending loose cannon who alienates mainstream 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.”

He rattled off poll numbers that show Clinton struggling with favorability and enthusiasm among Democratic voters.

“Sure, she beats Trump in some categories: like millennials, who don’t even show up to vote. She also leads in number of messages deleted on her personal email server. But that aside, when you ask what makes Trump the best-case scenario for Hillary, I don’t know what the f--- you’re talking about. His tiny hands?”