Michael Moore implied the President is desperate to hold on to his job for as long as possible.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, the 64-year old said: “Donald Trump is an even genius; he has no intention of leaving the White House.
“Whenever he hears that another country has a President for life he perks up and thinks ‘I like the sound of that.’”
Mr Moore was speaking ahead of his new film, Fahrenheit 11/9.
The documentary will follow the 2016 presidential election, and Donald Trump’s subsequent time in the White House.
A trailer for Mr Moore’s upcoming November release, introduces Trump as the “last President of the United States”.
Another commentator in the documentary supports Moore’s notion of Trump’s influence, saying: “The President’s powers here are beyond question.”
Despite Trump’s right-wing agenda, Mr Moore thinks his policies don’t necessarily line up with the views of most American people, saying: “We now live in a very liberal country.”
Mr Moore insisted most Americans support liberal policies such as health insurance and gun control.
He continued: “Most Americans may not label themselves as liberal, but if you look at almost every major issue, the majority of Americans support the liberal position.
“They want medicare for all. They believe in women’s equality and equal pay. They believe immigration is good for America. They believe in LGBQT rights and marriage equality.
“They want gun control. They want to break up the big banks. They want universal pre-K and free public college for all. They want to tax the rich and corporations. And on and on and on.
“It’s amazing how liberal the American people are when you look at it issue by issue.”
Fahrenheit 11/9 is a follow-up to a documentary produced more than a decade ago.
Mr Moore’s 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11 received widespread critical acclaim.
It examined George Bush’s government, the response to the September 11 terror attacks and the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.