Michael Moore says Gwen Stefani is largely responsible for Trump’s presidency
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore recently suggested that musician Gwen Stefani is largely responsible for Donald Trump becoming president.
He presented that theory during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
Moore explained that Trump's presidential run was initially intended as a way to show NBC how valuable he is, which became important to him after learning that Gwen Stefani was being paid more on "The Voice" than he'd pulled in for "The Apprentice."
"He'd been talking about running for president since 1988, but he didn't really want to be president," Moore further noted. "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."
Though the campaign didn't work out for its alleged intended purpose, as NBC cut ties with Trump due to his offensive comments about Mexicans, Moore notes that the then-candidate grew to love the devotion and adoration of his supporters and rode that wave all the way to the White House.
Variety reports that Moore's latest film, "Fahrenheit 11/9," is scheduled to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday and will be released on the weekend of September 21.
The title is a reference to the date Trump became president.
Moore has kept the film's content largely under wraps, but trailers indicate that neo-Nazi protests and the Flint water crisis will be addressed.
Notably, the filmmaker is one of the few who predicted that the Trump campaign would end in victory.