We face a possible war with North Korea, disastrous climate change and additional conflicts of interest with Russia — problems that would likely seem daunting to any presidential candidate. So what was bothering President Donald Trump when he was running for election?
Trump Had A Conniption Fit
He was angry that the producers of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! didn’t choose him to play the president. He was so angry, in fact, that he threatened to shut down production of the television show, Raw Story reports.
According to The Hill on Wednesday, the SyFy Channel’s David Latt, Trump agreed to play the president in the campy thriller that regularly features celebrity cameo appearances.
But thence came the monkey-wrench — the role went to Mark Cuban, who is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a successful hedge fund billionaire.
Ian Ziering, who previously starred in Beverly Hills, 90210, suggested to producers that Trump should play the president. He came up with this idea because he’d been a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice and thought that the future clueless leader would be a good fit.
Latt told The Hollywood Reporter that Trump was “thrilled” about the possibility of playing the president in the movie:
“The Donald said ‘yes.’ He was thrilled to be asked.”
Trump was the second choice after talks with Sarah Palin were scuppered. Imagine being second place after Sarah Palin. I’ll pass, thank you.
Negotiations with the reality television star continued and a contract was drawn up. Then, weeks went by with no one hearing from the president.
Finally, his attorney Michael Cohen called, according to Latt, and had this to say:
“Donald’s thinking about making a legitimate run for the presidency, so we’ll get back to you.”
So then the company offered the role to Cuban and Trump and company lost their collective minds. Perhaps because Cuban is quite outspoken in his criticism of Trump
And they received a rather unpleasant call from Cohen:
“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!'”
Fortunately, like most of this president’s threats of litigation, this never came through and the show went on without a hitch.
Cohen, however, said that while he had dinner with Ziering, he has “no recollection of the angry correspondence.”
This seems like typical Trump behavior, doesn’t it — throw a conniption fit when another billionaire who’s smarter than he is, snaps up a promise that he forsakes?