Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore took to his website on Tuesday to publish an essay on why Donald Trump decided to run for the highest office in the land: He wanted a better deal for hosting The Apprentice. “Donald Trump never actually wanted to be President of the United States. I know this for a fact,” Moore writes. While he is unwilling to name names, and doesn’t offer any connection to the show or NBC’s dealings, he claims, “There are certain people reading this right now, they know who they are, and they know that every word in the following paragraphs actually happened.”
According to Moore, “Trump was unhappy with his deal as host and star of his hit NBC show.” The run for presidency was a negotiation tactic to strum up more publicity. Moore explains that once NBC washed their hands of the politician, angry about Trump’s derogatory statements about Mexicans, and he saw that he was gaining popularity as a viable candidate he “soon forgot his mission to get a good deal for a TV show.” The theory extends to Trump’s most recent series of outbursts, which Moore claims were on purpose either consciously or subconsciously “so that he’ll have to bow out or blame ‘others’ for forcing him out.” Moore asserts that, above all else, Trump would rather be forced out now than lose on election night, “He would rather invite the Clintons AND the Obamas to his next wedding than have that scarlet letter (“L”) branded on his forehead.”
Moore posits a working theory here, but we’d have to see the documentary before drawing our own conclusions.