Michael Moore: Gwen Stefani was the reason Trump ran for president
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, filmmaker Michael Moore floats his explanation for why Donald Trump is sitting in the Oval Office: the fault lies with Gwen Stefani. Or, rather, the NBC executives who agreed to pay her a hefty sum for starring as a coach on the US version of reality TV show The Voice.
According to Moore — whose latest documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, examines the current President's election victory — there's speculation that Trump was so upset upon learning NBC was giving Stefani a bigger paycheck than he received as host of The Apprentice, he decided to run for president.
In other words, seeking the highest office in the land wasn't about service — or even prestige; it was about putting NBC in its place.
"He'd been talking about running for president since 1988, but he didn't really want to be president," Moore told the publication. "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."