Donald Trump was set to play the president in Syfy's 2015 TV movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin was initially sought for the role. After she turned it down, Trump was asked. The now-real president was reportedly very excited to become a fictional president. Perhaps so excited that it sent his mind racing. Unusually fast. Faster than usual. His head might have hurt from how fast the thoughts were coming. So fast that he not only wanted to act as president in a badly made TV movie, he actually wanted to be president and turn the world into a badly made TV movie.
A contract for the role was initially sent to Trump's attorney Michael D. Cohen, who is of course now under an FBI investigation for his connections to Russia because WTF is the world now. But weeks went by and said contract was never signed. "Donald’s thinking about making a legitimate run for the presidency," Cohen eventually told David Latt, the producer of Sharknado 3. So, the team behind the TV movie decided to instead hire Mark Cuban to play the part of president. Trump was apparently so devastated by the ol' switcheroo that Cohen contacted Latt and threatened to sue and shut the film down.
The confusingly star studded cast of the film included Tara Reid, Jerry Springer, David Hasselhoff, Anthony Weiner, Ann Coulter, Kathie Lee Gifford, Al Roker, Ne-Yo, Ray J, and multiple others. The film's plot, according to IMDB, revolves around a "monstrous tornado" that "unleashes ravenous sharks from Washington, D.C., all the way down to Orlando, Florida." Sounds metaphorically familiar.
Ironically, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!'s rating on Rotten Tomatoes is similar to Trump's approval rating as president. The film received a 36 percent score from critics. Trump's approval rating is actually a bit lower: it stands at just 33 percent.