Donald Trump, though now the president of the United States, has ceased to shy away from his pop-culture career beginnings.
This time, he took to Twitter to criticize filmmaker Michael Moore’s one-man show about the president called “The Terms of My Surrender”, which he began by admitting was “not at all presidential” and ended with his classic Twitter send-off “Sad!”
While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2017
“The Terms of My Surrender” closed Oct. 22. While box office sales were not great, they did not force a premature close. The production was announced as a limited, 12-week run, and had always been scheduled to wrap up last weekend before hitting the road next year.
The New York Times report that the capitalization costs are not public for “The Terms of My Surrender,” which was produced by IMG Original Content and Carole Shorenstein Hays. According to the Broadway League, the show played to houses that were often about three-quarters full, and its weekly grosses ranged from about $260,000 to $460,000. It made $4.2 million over all and was seen by 74,484 people.
Moore pointed this out, among other criticisms, in a 12-tweet response to the president’s jab. It began:
1) You must have my smash hit of a Broadway show confused with your presidency– which IS a total bomb and WILL indeed close early. NOT SAD https://t.co/URgXgzWWVk
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 29, 2017
Moore went on to remind Trump of “presidential” issues he believes are more deserving of Trump’s attention than a Broadway show, including the war in Afghanistan, Mueller’s criminal indictments of the Trump administration, and the lack of response Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico.
He defends “The Terms of My Surrender”, boasting the show’s attendance and sales numbers, and ends the rant with:
Last Updated on October 30, 2017 by Katie Gainer