Donald Trump nearly played the POTUS in 'Sharknado 3,' producers say

Donald Trump nearly played the POTUS in 'Sharknado 3,' producers say

Donald Trump nearly played the POTUS in 'Sharknado 3,' producers say

The idea gets him thinking, though: If I, big hands man Donald Trump with all the ideas, can be president in a made for TV movie, then everybody must want me to be president of the real country.

Trump, who proved his acting chops by giving directions to a child in Home Alone 2, was actually in negotiations to play the commander-in-chief in Sharknado 3 - in fact, according to the Hollywood Reporter, "A contract was drawn up and sent to Trump attorney Michael D. Cohen - the same attorney now under FBI investigation in connection with the Russian Federation inquiry".

In January 2015, just six months before he announced his White House bid, Trump said he would play the president in the D.C. -based second sequel of the hit Syfy movie 'Sharknado, ' starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid.

David Latt, the 51-year-old co-founder of The Aslyum, the production company responsible for the popular Sharknado franchise, told the Hollywood Reporter, 'The Donald said yes'. Latt received word from Trump's lawyer who "basically said, 'How dare you?"

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Cohen eventually told Latt what was going on.

Cohen denied threatening to sue, but did remember speaking with Ziering, the Hollywood Reporter said. "We're going to shut the entire show down, '" Latt recalled.

"A contract was drawn up and sent to Trump attorney Michael D. Cohen - the same attorney now under FBI investigation in connection with the Russian Federation inquiry", The Hollywood Reporter reports, adding that the negotiations fell through when one of the founders of the production company behind the franchise, David Latt, was told by Cohen that Trump was considering a run for president in 2016.

Gerald Webb, the casting director, says talks got "pretty far". Latt recalls: "The Donald said yes".

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