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Donald Trump Makes A $5m Offer To Obama
Donald Trump has challenged President Obama to release his college and passport records in return for a $5m donation to charity.
The real estate mogul made the announcement in a video posted on his Twitter account. He called MrObama "the least transparent president in the history of this country".
The billionaire businessman, who has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential race, had been whipping up anticipation by announcing his intention to reveal "an October surprise" that could change the race for the White House.
In his video, he said: "I have a deal for the president. A deal that I don't think he can refuse, and I hope he doesn't."
But Sky's Amanda Walker, speaking from Washington, said the reaction in the President's camp had been muted.
"I don't think anyone was taking it too seriously," she said.
"In Obama's campaign team it's not really causing shockwaves, they've got bigger things to think about".
Obama campaign chief David Plouffe simply told journalists: "Direct your questions to Boston (Romney HQ), he's Romney's biggest supporter".
Mr Trump was one of the leading exponents of the so-called "birther conspiracy", which held that Mr Obama had been born in Kenya, making him ineligible to hold the US presidency.
The theory was eventually laid to rest in 2011 after the White House released the long form of the president's birth certificate, showing his birthplace as Hawaii.
The president went on to use his speech at the White House Correspondent's Dinner in April 2011 to take jabs at Trump.
He said: "Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald.
"And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter. Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?"
Ahead of Mr Trump's announcement Douglas Kass, who appears on the same business talk show as the tycoon, suggested it would revolve around the previously-aired rumour that the Obamas were seriously considering getting divorced in 2000.
The White House quickly denied that story when it first appeared last June in a controversial biography by author Ed Klein.
Mr Trump has previously considered running for president himself, but he chose to endorse Republican candidate Mitt Romney earlier this year.
what do you think?
If anyone likes this monster say so now.
Normally, I would be against billionaires using their power and wealth to influence a US Presedential campaign. But there are a number of questions being published less publicly alledging that there is little recoird of the President's journey through the Universities that he claims to have attended and studued at. Plus, suggestions that his Mother married twice, the seconed time to a person from another country, that members of his family and friends were either communist inclined or supporters of World Socialism. Now, whether or not any of us have a quarrel with these allegations or leanings is not the issue, the questions is, has he been clear and transparent with the American voters all the time?
I think id rather be european than this monster in contol .
He thought he could build two golf couses and trod all over the aberdeen council and its residents. This man is my ultimate evil..and tried to evict peaple from their homes by compulsory order.and the only reason he pulled out of the deal.is because he didnt like the view out his golf course window.because he didnt want to look at windturbines
ah, the original American Psycho. Keep this man out of American politics at all costs!!!
I saw an documentary about this hideous man the other night and the golf course he is bulding in Scotland. He wants people out of their houses because they spoil the view from club house and his millionair clients don't want to see farm machinery and cattle sheds. He bulldosed a site of special scientific interest because th dune swere in teh wrong place. This man is so arrogant it is beyond belief. It seems he has the Scottish govt in his pocket and thinks he can do what he likes and get what ever he wants. America may deserve him, we don't. Obama should just ignore him.
sorry about typos - just a bit cross. Trump is the worst sort of bully.
I wish I could give your post 10 thumbs up!
But the money talks Chris - Salmond will soon have those people out because they spoil the view! What site of SSI no-one can see one now, probably a nice little off-shore account is now building quite nicely though I may be wrong you never know!
Romney as president scares me. I feel he will inflame an already tense situation in the middle east with regard to Iran.
With trump on his side we ll be building in iran soon
U would think having that sort of money to throw around he could get a decent wig and not that yellow rat he wears on his rosey fat head
That wig is legendary lol
This mobster stands for everything i dont
Stick to licking up to Alex Salmond donation for that Scottish Election