At the risk of distracting everyone from figuring out which White House official wrote that New York Times op-ed, there’s a new political conspiracy theory that demands our attention — if only because it’s so out of left field.
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 reality music competition The Voice.
According to Moore — whose latest documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, examines the current POTUS’s election victory — there’s speculation that Trump was so upset upon learning that 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.”
While it’s true that there’s no love lost between Trump and his former network — just days ago he tweeted that NBC’s “journalistic standards [are] worse than even CNN” and suggested that its license be yanked — it’s unclear why Stefani specifically would set him off. Sources claim that the No Doubt frontwoman was paid $12 million for her time on The Voice, versus the $13 million reportedly doled out to Adam Levine and Stefani’s boyfriend, Blake Shelton.
Maybe he’s just not a fan of “Don’t Speak”?
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