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'West Wing' Cast Reflects on Show's Legacy and Chimes in on 2016 Race

"The West Wing" aired on NBC from 1999 to 2006

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    Ten years after fans said goodbye to "The West Wing," the cast and creator of the political drama are reflecting on its lasting legacy and weighed in on the 2016 election.

    The show's stars — Bradley Whitford ("Josh Lyman"), Richard Schiff ("Toby Ziegler"), Dulé Hill ("Charlie Young"), Joshua Malina ("Will Bailey"), Janel Maloney ("Donna Moss"), Melissa Fitzgerald ("Carol Fitzpatrick"), along with creator and executive producer Aaron Sorkin — who reunited on June 12 at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, sat down with NBC News' Hallie Jackson for an exclusive interview on "Today."

    Sorkin, assessing the match-up between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, said if President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet (Martin Sheen) was a real person he "would endorse Clinton."

    Whitford added that Trump is "fantastic television," as so many horrible things are.

    Asked whether fans could expect a "West Wing" reboot, Sorkin said that if there was a way to bring back the series without harming its legacy, he would do it.

    "The West Wing" aired on NBC from 1999 to 2006, and took audiences into the offices of White House staffers working for the fictitious Bartlet administration. The show won throngs of die-hard fans, not to mention four consecutive Emmy awards for outstanding drama series, during its seven-year run.