President Donald Trump said Thursday he’d love for a movie about him to feature his son in the lead role.
The president said he would love to make a movie that he and his son would be involved in.
“I would love for that to happen, I’d love it,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One when asked about the possibility of his son portraying him in a movie.
“If I’m in a role, I would love it.
If I’m not, I wouldn’t.”
Trump said the family “wanted to be very involved” in the film but had to “sort of sort of find out” whether it would work.
“It would be great if they were involved,” Trump said.
“My son is a great actor.
We want him to be a great director.
We think he can be a good director.
And we are very happy with him.”
Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., is set to play Trump in the movie, but has yet to confirm it.
Trump has been accused of trying to influence the film’s script by tweeting about a script review.
“A film based on a false story of my father, the late, great Ronald Reagan, starring my son, @RealDonaldTrump, would be bad for America,” Trump wrote.
“It would do a disservice to our country.
My only request would be that it be produced by a great writer and director, not a bad actor.
Trump, who has been dogged by a series of scandals involving his family’s finances and business dealings, has said he has no interest in a film about his presidency.
But he has frequently cited his family as an inspiration in the past, including his father’s success in creating his namesake business and his father running for president.
The White House said Thursday that Trump, who is on a 12-day overseas trip, was not aware of any film about the presidency.
“The president is not aware that a production company is currently working on a film based upon his life and work,” the White House stated.
“President Trump was born in New York City, lives in the White Houses White House and has visited the White and has enjoyed many activities at his Bedminster golf club.”
“He will continue to be guided by his own interests and the president’s personal values and will continue making decisions about what is best for the country.”
Trump on Wednesday called for a full accounting of his family finances.
“There are a lot of things that are going to be reported,” Trump tweeted.
“There are reports on everything.
My children are going over there and my wife is coming over there.
We are going into a big new chapter in the presidency.”
The White house has said the president is “working with advisers to try to get back to the business of the presidency and the business that is going on,” but it has not provided further details.
The Trump family also is facing scrutiny over whether it has enough financial transparency to fully understand how much it has spent.
The New York Times reported in December that the president and his family are among the top 10 wealthiest people in the country, with their net worth estimated at $4.9 billion.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that the White house is “committed to spending tens of millions of dollars annually on public records requests,” but the AP found that the number of public records requested by the Trump administration has actually decreased since 2013.