Donald Trump Threatened to Sue “Sharknado” Two Years Ago

In January of 2015, the presidential election seemed like it was going to be between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.  It’d be another five months before Donald Trump entered the race.

But Trump did have his heart set on being the President . . . in “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!”(???)   He didn’t get the gig, and that made him very angry . . . angry enough to run for the ACTUAL presidency.  Sort of. According to the “Hollywood Reporter”, the producers initially wanted Sarah Palin, but she turned them down.

At the time, Ian Ziering had just done “Celebrity Apprentice”, so he suggested Trump.  The producers agreed . . . they sent Trump an offer . . . and he said YES, and that he was “thrilled” about it. The negotiations got serious over the next few weeks . . . but then Trump went silent.  His lawyer told the producers that it was a tricky time, because Donald was thinking about running for President FOR REAL. Time was running out, so the producers hired Mark Cuban to take the role.  But when Trump heard about it, he was FURIOUS.

One of the producers says, quote, “We immediately heard from Trump’s lawyer.  He basically said, ‘How dare you?  Donald wanted to do this.  We’re going to sue you!  We’re going to shut the entire show down!'”  (???) Which, you know, is SO Trump.  But to his credit, he certainly got the last laugh. For what it’s worth, Trump’s lawyer admits he had a dinner with Ian Ziering to discuss “Sharknado 3”, but he wouldn’t comment on the rest of it.


A Guy Who Had a 10% Chance to Live Just Completed an Ironman Race

There’s a 28-year-old guy in Missouri named Michael Bigogno who played multiple sports growing up, and went to college on a baseball scholarship.

But right after his junior year in 2012, he borrowed a friend’s skateboard and had a bad accident that almost KILLED him. He fell turning a corner . . . the left side of his head hit a CURB . . . and he ended up with a serious blood clot called a subdural hematoma.

Doctors put him in a medically induced coma for two-and-a-half weeks, and had to remove a large section of his SKULL because of the swelling. At that point, they only gave him a 10% chance of surviving.

Once he was out of the woods, he had to do a ton of physical therapy almost every day for several months. And his memory was shot, so he could only remember things for about five minutes at first.

But after about a year, he made a FULL RECOVERY. And check this out. He went back and finished school . . . works as a gym teacher in St. Louis now . . . and just finished his first IRONMAN race about a week-and-a-half ago.

That’s where you swim two-and-a-half miles . . . ride a bike 112 miles . . . then run a full 26-mile marathon. He finished in 14 hours and 38 minutes, which was middle-of-the-pack. But obviously the point wasn’t to win.

He says he never looks back or asks why it all happened to him. He just keeps moving forward and never takes a single day for granted.