Donald Trump, the impossibly coiffed real estate mogul, reality TV star and de facto leader of the “birther” movement, made his “big announcement” about President Barack Obama on Wednesday, saying he would give $5 million to a charity of Obama’s choice in exchange for the release of the commander in chief’s college records and passport application.
‘Least transparent president’
“Barack Obama is the least transparent president in the history of this country,” Trump said in a video shot from his New York office and uploaded to YouTube. “I’m very honored to have gotten him to release his long-form birth certificate or whatever it may be.”
“I have a deal for the president,” Trump continued. “If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications and if he gives his passport applications and records I will give to a charity of his choice—inner-city children in Chicago, American Cancer Society, AIDS research, anything he wants—a check immediately for $5 million.”
‘Honey Boo Boo of rich people’
The professional carnival barker also issued an accompanying press release on his Facebook page. The announcement was immediately mocked on Twitter.
“BREAKING: Donald Trump demands to know what medical school Dr. Dre went to,” Twitter user @BScalabrine24 wrote.
“BREAKING: Donald Trump replaces bed bugs as Americas #1 Pest,” Lizz Winstead wrote on Twitter.
“Donald Trump is the Honey Boo Boo of rich people,” @MorgonFreeman said.
In an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Monday, Trump said, “I have something very, very big concerning the president of the United States. I will be announcing it sometime probably Wednesday and it’s going to be very big.”
“Will it change the election?” co-host Gretchen Carlson asked Trump. “Possibly,” Trump replied. “It’s very big—bigger than anybody would know.”
So, do you think Donald Trump’s “very big announcement” about Obama really has the potential to change the election? Or is it just a complete waste of time?
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