David Latt, the co-founder of the studios behind the “Sharknado” series told an eerie tale to the “Hollywood Reporter.” Donald Trump was nearly cast as the president in the third installment. After Sarah Palin bailed, they reached out to Trump. Negotiations stalled when Trump’s attorney said he was thinking about really running.
Things went south from there giving the role to Mark Cuban. The idea to cast Trump came from Ian Ziering who had been on “Celebrity Apprentice.”Source: Hollywood Reporter