Donald Trump reportedly became very, very angry when he didn’t manage to get himself cast as the President in a cheesy, terrible, and inexplicably popular movie about shark tornadoes…in 2015.
If this seems ridiculous to you, you’re probably right — but most of what Trump does and says is pretty f*cking ridiculous, as are the “Sharknado” movies. But apparently it was really super duper important to President Snowflake that he be cast as the leader of the free world back when the U.S. President was still considered to be the leader of the free world.
Trump was initially asked to play the President in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! after a deal with ridiculous cartoon Sarah Palin fell through.
“The Donald said yes,” David Latt, head of the studio behind the movies, told the Hollywood Reporter. “He was thrilled to be asked.”
Unfortunately, Trump managed to f*ck himself out of being the President, losing out on the role to his rival Mark Cuban when producers received a communication from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen (who is now under investigation as part of the Russia probe) indicating that “This might not be the best time” because “Donald’s thinking about making a legitimate run for the presidency, so we’ll get back to you.”
So they settled on Cuban.
“Then we immediately heard from Trump’s lawyer,” Latt says. “He basically said, ‘How dare you? Donald wanted to do this. We’re going to sue you! We’re going to shut the entire show down!’”
“I took it personally, but I get it now,” he added. “That was my moment of doing business with Donald Trump.”
It’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to be a part of that movie, but it’s worth noting that Trump wasn’t truly interested until someone he hates got the part.
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