Michael Moore Says Donald Trump Only Ran For President In Seeking ‘Apprentice’ Pay Raise

What would you do for a pay raise? Maybe put in some extra hours or come up with some money making ideas to impress your boss? Well, according to Michael Moore, writing in The Huffington Post, Donald Trump ran for president as a negotiating tool with NBC. Turns out, the current Republican presidential candidate never actually wanted to be president. The director even claims that “Trump is self-sabotaging his campaign because he never really wanted the job in the first place.” Wow. This sounds more like a comedy farce, not the actions to win the most powerful job in America.

While Moore did not reveal his sources, he claimed that more than one person knows this to be true: Donald Trump only ran for president to get a better financial deal with NBC for his hit show The Apprentice.

“There are certain people reading this right now, they know who they are, and they know that every word in the following paragraphs actually happened.”

The award-winning director revealed that Trump was displeased with the financial compensation that NBC offered him for starring in the two hit reality shows, The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice. The host of the two popular shows believed that he deserved millions more than what the NBC bosses were offering him.

First, Trump decided to shop his show around to other networks. He felt that if another network gave him a good offer, he could go back to NBC and get a counter offer.

“Trump had begun talking to other networks about moving his show. This was another way to get leverage — the fear of losing him to someone else — and when he “quietly” met with the head of one of those networks, and word got around, his hand was strengthened. He knew then that it was time to play his Big Card.”

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The real estate mogul came up with the idea that if he put himself into the Republican presidential pool, the powers that be at NBC would be so impressed that a pay raise would surely ensue!

The plan started out strong. The media was in full attendance as Trump surreally went down the elevator of the shopping mall before announcing his presidential candidacy. Yet, all went downhill once he started to talk. When he decreed that Mexicans were “drug dealers” and “rapists,” his plan completely backfired. In the next week, these ridiculous statements dominated the late night monologues and the last hours of Jon Stewart’s time at The Daily Show were filled with the absurd quotes by Trump. The media and television viewers balked at NBC for keeping him on The Apprentice. It was not long before they reversed roles and told him “you’re fired!”

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Trump nevertheless stuck with his plan as a way to increase his value in the eyes of other television networks. Both the candidate and those in his circle believed he wouldn’t win many primaries, let alone the nomination or the presidency.

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Apparently, Trump’s plan worked too well. Instead of gracefully fading into the distance, the Republican candidates fell one by one and soon, Trump was accepting the Republican nomination. Now, Moore states, Trump has realized that he is actually going to have to work.

“No energy, no happiness, just the realization that now he was going to have to go through with this stunt that he started. It was no longer going to be performance art. He was going to have to go to work.”

Moore also insists that Trump’s recent verbal faux pas are actually self-sabotage. He wants out and has no intention of ending up the loser that second Tuesday in November. This is a bit ironic considering that Michael Moore recently stated that Trump would win the election.

“Many now are sensing the end game here because they know Trump seriously doesn’t want to do the actual job — and, most importantly, he cannot and WILL NOT suffer through being officially and legally declared a loser — LOSER! — on the night of November 8th.”

What do you think of Michael Moore’s claims that Donald Trump was only running for president to get a bigger pay raise from NBC?

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