Donald Trump may be regretting ‘the road not taken.’ Trump was asked to play the president in ‘Sharknado 3 Oh Hell No!’ – the 2015 installment in a series of trashy, campy films in which sharks rain down creating havoc, feeding on humans and politicians alike. The first choice for president was Sarah Palin – who declined, creating an opening for Trump. David Latt, who produces the series recalls; “The Donald said Yes, he was thrilled to be asked.” Trump later had to bow out, because he was considering a run for the actual presidency – a notion almost as bizarre as sharks attacking the Lincoln Memorial.
The third choice for president, Mark Cuban accepted, but that is when things turned ugly, according to Latt.
“Then we immediately heard from Trump’s lawyer,” recalls Latt. “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!’” Contacted by THR, Cohen acknowledges a dinner with Ziering to discuss casting Trump but says he has no recollection of the angry correspondence.
It’s just as well that Trump can’t recall. Instead of facing down Robert Mueller, he could be fighting plastic sharks in a series which seems to have no end, and playing president – which is all he ever really wanted to do anyway.