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Trump’s fear and loathing of sharks gives the ‘Resistance’ a new icon

“He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks,” porn star Stormy Daniels revealed about President Trump in an explosive interview about their alleged affair. Suddenly, Left Shark has become an icon of the “Resistance.”
“He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks,” porn star Stormy Daniels revealed about President Trump in an explosive interview about their alleged affair. Suddenly, Left Shark has become an icon of the “Resistance.” Associated Press

He’s back.

Cue the “Jaws” theme.

Or “Teenage Dream.”

Left Shark is the new darling of the “Resistance” protesting against Donald Trump’s presidency, now that porn star Stormy Daniels has spilled the beans that he hates sharks.

Left Shark showed up at women’s marches across the country on Saturday. On Monday night, protesters projected images of him onto Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C.

Left Shark is the backup dancer in a blue shark costume who performed on stage with Katy Perry during the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show.

He became an instant meme when he seemed to go rogue during “Teenage Dream” by improvising his own dance moves, out of sync with Perry and the other blue shark on the right. Fans loved it.

His new life as the face of the “Resistance” seems apt, given that Katy Perry was a passionate supporter of Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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Katy Perry and Hillary Clinton Associated Press

Porn star Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump while he was married to his current wife, Melania, confirmed what the president himself has tweeted over the years.

He hates sharks.

Daniels added detail to Trump’s shark aversion in an interview with InTouch magazine in which she described one night she met him for a date in his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

“The strangest thing about that night — this was the best thing ever,” she said. “You could see the television from the little dining room table and he was watching Shark Week and he was watching a special about the U.S.S. something and it sank and it was like the worst shark attack in history.

“He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks. He was like, ‘I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die.’ He was like riveted. He was like obsessed. It’s so strange, I know.”

Land sharks harpooned the president upon this news.

Trump’s fear of sharks doesn’t quite square with the fact that in January 2015, two years before becoming president, he reportedly had signed on to play the president of the United States in “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!”

Producers’ first choice for the role was Sarah Palin, but those negotiations fell through, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

So “Sharknado” star Ian Ziering, who had participated on “Celebrity Apprentice” with Trump, suggested the TV star.

“The Donald said yes,” producer David Latt told the Reporter. “He was thrilled to be asked.”

But the role never came to pass.

Trump crossed paths with sharks — on land — again in November during his tour of Asia when a seven-course state dinner in Vietnam prominently featured fish dishes, including a seafood soup containing shark fin.

Animal-welfare activists blame the expensive delicacy for leading to the deaths of millions of sharks every year, driving the area’s shark population to extinction, according to Newsweek.

Trump’s failed Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City also reportedly served shark fin soup. In 2013, one TripAdvisor user demanded the restaurant remove the controversial item from the menu, Newsweek reported.

His tweets about hating sharks appear to have been made in response to that criticism.

Meanwhile, the Discovery Channel folks, the parents of “Shark Week,” haven’t taken kindly to Trump’s alleged “I hope all sharks die” comment.

“Shark Week celebrates the wonder of these majestic creatures and their critical importance to the ecosystem,” a Discovery Channel spokesperson told Mashable.

“Their safety and conservation is the most important message conveyed throughout the week.”

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