Moore offered no evidence for this claim, but maybe he will in his upcoming film. If not, this is a great tactic to sell tickets to the film.
Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is sounding off on the presidency of Donald Trump in anticipation of his new movie “Fahrenheit 11/9.” He’s even going as far as to name the real person he blames for Trump’s rise to power -- Gwen Stefani.
“You hadn’t heard that before, have you?” he asked in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Moore posits that Trump’s now infamous Trump Tower campaign announcement was an effort to prove his popularity to NBC after allegedly learning that Stefani’s performance fees as a coach on “The Voice” were larger than his on “The Apprentice,” which aired its final season with him as the host in 2015.
"He'd been talking about running for president since 1988, but he didn't really want to be president. There's no penthouse in the White House. And he doesn't want to live in a black city,” Moore told the magazine. “He was trying to pit NBC against another network, but it just went off the rails."