Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore revealed an unusual theory about why Donald Trump decided to run for president, telling The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks the decision was prompted by Gwen Stefani.
“Moore posits that when Trump realized Stefani’s performance fees as a coach on ‘The Voice’ were larger than his own on ‘The Apprentice,’ he staged his now-infamous Trump Tower campaign announcement to prove his popularity to NBC, which aired both shows,” THR reports.
Moore discussed his theory during an in-depth interview he gave in part to promote his new Trump movie, “Fahrenheit 11/9.” The movie kicks off the Toronto International Film Festival this Thursday, Sept. 6.
“He’d been talking about running for president since 1988, but he didn’t really want to be president,” Moore told THR. “There’s no penthouse in the White House. And he doesn’t want to live in a black city. He was trying to pit NBC against another network, but it just went off the rails.”
THR sums up the rest of Moore’s theory this way: “After Trump’s accusation that Mexico was sending rapists across the border, NBC cut ties with him. But Trump, suddenly finding himself cheered on by massive crowds and an indulgent media, figured why not make a serious run for the highest office in the land?”
We encourage readers to click on the link above to THR to read the full interview.