Widely acclaimed documentary maker Michael Moore claims that Gwen Stefani was responsible for Donald Trump's rise in power. The filmmaker is about to release his new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9.
Moore said that Trump announced that he would run for president after he had known that the famous singer earned more money during her stint as a coach of The Voice than what he did when he was on the 2004 NBC show, The Apprentice. The show ended in 2015 with him as the host.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker stated that Trump ran for office in an effort to show NBC that he was more famous and that he was worth more than what the network had thought. Notably, his new film comes at an important time for him and the celebrity turned politician's administration.
Michael Moore's Films
Moore's 2004 tirade against Bush, Fahrenheit 9/11, is still considered as the highest-grossing documentary in the country with over $222.4 million in sales. Despite this, his latest film titled Where To Invade Next, which was released in 2016, did not do well.
His 2004 film aimed to release the issues in Bush's time following the unfortunate attacks that happened on Sept. 11, 2001. His new film will follow the same direction and comes just before the 2018 midterm elections.
"He'd been talking about running for president since 1988, but he didn't really want to be president," Moore stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "He was trying to pit NBC against another network, but it just went off the rails."
Additionally, the director foreshadowed Trump's victory in the elections in his essay "5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win," which he released in 2016.
About 'Fahrenheit 11/9'
Although Moore did not have any basis to his allegation, he might have more details in his upcoming film. His latest film, which will be shown on Sept. 6, is an opening film of the Toronto Film Festival.
According to Thom Powers's statement in the festival guide, Moore has said many progressive ideas in his three-decade career. Although his ideas may seem radical at first, it becomes mainstream. He also added that the film feels very timely for the upcoming Congressional elections.
Moore's latest film will officially open in cinemas on Sept. 21. However, the famed filmmaker is organizing a free screening of the movie on Sept. 10. Fans who are interested to attend the event can contact the Whiting performing arts or pick up the tickets during its open hours.