November 1, 2012
Donald Trump's offer to Obama expires
By Mark Daniell, QMI Agency
Well, the deadline came and went.
Two of them actually.
After promising to donate $5-million to Barack Obama’s charity of choice if he released his passport and college records, Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to blast the U.S. president for not taking him up on his offer.
In a statement made on Facebook, Trump ripped into Obama for passing up “easy money” and called the president’s refusal to release the records “one of the greatest cons in the history of American politics.”
“All the president had to do is give simple documentation, simple paper, a few pages and a charity would have gotten $5-million, or substantially more,” Trump said in a video posted on his Facebook page. “Whether it was Wounded Warriors, whether it was the American Cancer Society, whether it was even the relatives of the victims of Benghazi, which I think would be an appropriate situation, the president decided that he wouldn’t be doing it.”
Trump’s rant did not include any mention of Stephen Colbert’s counter-offer, in which the late-night host promised to donate $1-million to a charity if he could ‘dip’ his testicles in the billionaire’s mouth.
In an appearance on Jay Leno last week, Obama shrugged off Trump’s accusations lightheartedly.
“This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya,” Obama joked. “We had, you know, constant run-ins on the soccer field. He wasn’t very good and resented it.”