Michael Moore: Trump ran for president because he was jealous of Gwen Stefani
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Michael Moore says Gwen Stefani might have actually been the impetus for Donald Trump’s 2016 White House bid.

"You hadn't heard that before, have you?" Moore tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview with the “Fahrenheit 11/9” director published Wednesday.

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The liberal filmmaker — who last year performed an anti-President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE show on Broadway — claims that after Trump, then a host of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” found out that Stefani’s paychecks as a coach on the network’s show “The Voice” were bigger than his, he was determined to prove his popularity to NBC with a political run.

"He'd been talking about running for president since 1988, but he didn't really want to be president,” says Moore.

“There's no penthouse in the White House. And he doesn't want to live in a black city,” Moore added of Washington.

“He was trying to pit NBC against another network, but it just went off the rails." 

Moore gave no indication on what he based his claims about “Hollaback Girl” singer Stefani and Trump.

Trump said in a 2015 interview with Time that he decided to enter the 2016 race because “I didn’t want to look back in ten years and say I could have done that or I could have done that.”

“My family would look at me and say, ‘Ugh, stop,’” Trump told the magazine.

“I had to do it for myself.”