Before leading the Dow to 22,000 Donald Trump had signed on to play the president in 2015's Sharknado 3

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Donald Trump had signed on to play the President in 2015's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. THR reports:

Producers' first choice to play the leader of the free world in the Washington, D.C.-set disaster film was Sarah Palin, but negotiations with the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee had fallen through. That's when Ian Ziering, the gung-ho star of the schlocky Syfy franchise, had the inspiration to capitalize on the special relationship he'd developed with Trump while taping Celebrity Apprentice (Ziering made it as far as the penultimate task). His reality TV boss would make a good commander in chief, he reasoned. An offer went out. Almost immediately, it elicited a response.

"The Donald said yes," recalls David Latt, the 51-year-old co-founder of The Asylum, the off-brand assembly line behind the Sharknado series. "He was thrilled to be asked."

Would have been great. But Dow 22,000 is even better. President Marcus Robbins was eventually played by third wheel Mark Cuban.

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