MICHAEL Moore believes Gwen Stefani is the reason Donald Trump ran for President.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker dropped the out-there theory while promoting his latest documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, which looks at how the billionaire reality star reached the pinnacle of US politics.
Unbeknown to Stefani, according to Moore, she played a part in Trump becoming the President of the United States of America.
May sound crazy but when you delve into the reasoning it actually makes a lot of sense.
And it all comes down to money and power.
His theory goes like this: NBC was paying Stefani more to join The Voice than Trump was getting as the star of The Apprentice, so Trump staged his campaign announcement to prove to the network that he was worth more.
“He’d been talking about running for president since 1988, but he didn’t really want to be president,” Moore told The Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”
Stefani and NBC have yet to publicly comment on the theory.
On his Twitter page, Moore explains Fahrenheit 11/9 — a play on Moore’s successful Fahrenheit 9/11 and the day Trump was elected — is a “comedy/horror that’ll reveal how this madness happened and how to end it”.
“If people think this is Michael Moore’s Trump film and that they’re going to get two hours of Trump, Trump, Trump, I’m sorry but I’m not going to give you a simplistic film like that,” Moore told The Hollywood Reporter.
“Yes, I will show you some stuff about Trump that you haven’t seen, but if you’re coming to see the pee tape, you’re going to the wrong movie.”
It’s not the first time reports have emerged that Trump never actually wanted to win the presidency.
In his book Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House, Michael Wolff revealed Trump never expected to win the US election and the result was met with tears and disbelief.
“Shortly after 8pm on election night, when the unexpected trend — Trump might actually win — seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost,” an excerpt from the book reveals.
“Melania (Trump’s wife) was in tears — and not of joy”.
Until the very end Wolff suggests that Trump’s team, and even Trump himself, saw losing as winning as they could get all the benefits of almost becoming president without having to change their behaviour or views.
“His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the Tea Party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable news star.
“Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning.”