Trump Once Agreed To Play The US President In Syfy’s Sharknado 3 But Backed Out To Actually Run For Office

From the Hollywood Reporter:

In January 2015, two years before he was sworn in as president, Donald Trump was set to step into the same role in a very different capacity: He had signed on to play the president in 2015’s Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

Producers’ first choice to play the leader of the free world in the Washington, D.C.-set disaster film was Sarah Palin, but negotiations with the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee had fallen through.

That’s when Ian Ziering, the gung-ho star of the schlocky Syfy franchise, had the inspiration to capitalize on the special relationship he’d developed with Trump while taping Celebrity Apprentice (Ziering made it as far as the penultimate task). His reality TV boss would make a good commander in chief, he reasoned. An offer went out. Almost immediately, it elicited a response.

“The Donald said yes,” recalls David Latt, the 51-year-old co-founder of The Asylum, the off-brand assembly line behind the Sharknado series. “He was thrilled to be asked.” Alas, Trump never did get to fend off a swarm of hammerheads in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Hit the link for much more. Ann Coulter ended up playing the vice president in the movie and in the clip below she recreates the famous Battle Of Iwo Jima image by spearing a shark with the American flag.

  • Macbill
  • Blake J Butler

    Too bad he didn’t he’d just star in a shitty movie as a president, instead of actually being the president and being a shitty president.

  • JWC

    I wonder if they will call him back for a remake

    • Uncle Mark

      Will they be have permission to film Drumpf in jail?

      • JWC

        in Gitmo

  • jimbo65
  • Treant

    Amusing, but not significant. If offered the chance to be in a Sharknado, I’d jump at it. I can’t act, so I’d fit right in.

    • You’d jump the shark? πŸ™‚

      • Treant

        Damn straight.

        Er, damn gay in my case. If they need an aging queen as a secondary character, I can do that. Or I can butch it up.

        Call me.

  • Jonathan Smith

    shouldent that headline read something like: Trump Once Agreed To Play The US President In Syfy’s Sharknado 3 But Backed Out To Actually Play in the Office

  • FAEN

    What a fucking shame.

  • Blake J Butler

    I hear one of my Canadian friends from FB, bitching about Trudeau lately, he used to adore him and now he’s gone on a criticizing frenzy over every thing he says and does.

    He posted a meme about if other countries want to export Trudeau and have a new president. I would trade the grifter asshole for Trudeau, no second thoughts about it.

    Ungrateful asshole didn’t realize how lucky he has it to have a competent leader.

  • Rex

    He’s only playing one now.

  • PickyPecker
    • Pat

      Her Majesty, the Queen, approves of this. There should be more Corgnados.

    • Gerry Fisher

      I *hate* when that happens. I like my Corgis grounded.

    • Uncle Mark

      They’re coming to lick all of us off the face of the earth…as a low pressure front collides with a high fluffy front

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  • safari
  • Uncle Mark

    Instead of Sharknado, we got Shitnado. (Do sharks eat Cheetos?)

  • Ander

    What the hell. That’s an actual film? That people paid to see?

    • Jonathan Smith

      no. yes, it’s an actual film, but it’s on Sci-Fi channel

      • Ander

        Amazing. It looks like it was made in someone’s basement.

        • Treant

          Asylum Studios, so you aren’t far wrong. They’re kind of the Ed Wood for the 21st Century, except that Asylum and/or SyFy occasionally turns out a decent picture almost by accident. See Big Ass Spider! for an example of one that actually worked beautifully, and whose leading man has since gone on to much bigger and better things.

      • stevenj

        I saw 1 and 2 on Netflix.

        • Jonathan Smith

          and THERE is 4 hours of your life you wont be getting back….. πŸ™‚

          • stevenj

            Willing donor.

      • Duh-David

        I think it’s called “SIFFY” now.

        • Jonathan Smith

          i cant be the only one who read that as “SissiFy” ?

    • Treant

      Yes, yes, and technically yes (since you watch the advertising and pay for cable).

      They’re awful. Terrible. Revoltingly, cringingly bad. If every media featured this level of quality, we’d all off ourselves just to avoid it.

      But once a year or two, they’re fun, they get good premier ratings for that reason, and they don’t take themselves at all seriously. This movie series knows how bad it is, and attempts to become worse every time.

    • Edmund Allin

      Cult classic, man.

      • Ander

        Once again, I’m outside the loop.

        • Treant

          There’s nothing wrong with that. You’ve saved six to eight hours of your life for bigger and better things than the Sharknado series. πŸ™‚

    • Gerry Fisher

      The original was fun schlock. The late John Heard was WONderfully tongue-in-cheek during the whole thing. While he lasted. πŸ˜‰

    • stevenj

      I’ve seen Sharknado 1 and 2. Campy, funny, shocking, terrifying, heartwarming. Best “bad” drive in fare I’ve seen in years without having to go to a drive in. You can stream them on Netflix.

  • Nic Peterson

    Ian Ziering, talk about taking a little bit and going a very long way with it. Ugh

  • JT

    Trump Once Agreed To Play The US President In Syfy’s Sharknado 3 But Backed Out To Actually Run For Office

    The trouble is: in his demented mind, he thinks he’s still in it.

    • Uncle Mark

      Yeah, he thinks a wall will keep the vortices of sharks & Mexicans out.

    • Kruhn

      Couldn’t a real-life Sharknado eat that sumbitch!

  • kelven

    He’ll wish he’d passed on the real Presidency for Sharknado when they flip the switch on the electric chair.

    • Treant

      I believe traitors are hung from the neck until dead.

      • kelven

        Works for me….

  • PickyPecker
    • Jonathan Smith

      Yes.

  • CB

    Instead we got a real-life C-grade horror movie.
    Happy happy joy joy.

  • Uncle Mark

    I always cheer for the sharks in those movies. Adding Drumpf will just ratchet up the pro-shark support

    • Dagoril

      I agree. NONE of the characters are likeable. I want them all to die hehe.

  • Adam King

    It’s the closest he’s ever come to an actual qualification for the office.

  • Uncle Mark

    When can we have our Queernado…with it hailing Rip Taylor, confetti and glow sticks before the real queernado strikes?

    • Jonathan Smith

      every night at the right Bar

      • Uncle Mark

        I can hear the movie trailer now. “A queer wind is blowing…and soon it will be blowing all of us….”

        • Jonathan Smith

          i think i’ve SEEN that por….er….um…..movie….

  • stevenj

    Wish he’d stuck to show biz.

  • Ben in Oakland

    I watched one sharknado movie for about 30 minutes. Beyond stupid, not even remotely scary.

    • Dagoril

      They’re kitschy fun, not meant to taken seriously. Like Snakes on a Plane. Or The Room.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I know that.

  • TrueWords
  • KnownDonorDad

    Needs the “Idiocracy” tag.

  • Ken M

    Someone is having a bad hump day. Too busy to even tweet, he must be dying. Where’s the Gen. when you need him?

  • Harveyrabbit

    Hoping beyond hope there’s going to be a sequel to “Idiocracy” and they offer the role of the new president to Cheetolini.

  • Stogiebear

    So instead of pretending to be President in Sharknado 3 he’s pretending to be President in Shitnado 1.

  • greenmanTN

    I like goofy, campy movies but damned if I’ll watch anything with that vile snatch and basically awful human being Ann Coulter, just in case a dime of my money ends up in h er pocket.

    Just say no to despicable people like Ann Coulter.

  • greenmanTN