Oct. 24, 2012 - Twitter is laughing at Donald Trump's "big announcement." All of America (okay, that's an overstatement) was expecting him to reveal some juicy information about Barack Obama, as some kind of October Surprise, but the opposite actually happened. Rather than giving us information, Trump made a video in which he asked for information. The info he asked for: Obama's college records and passport application. Sure, like that's going to happen.
|Trump's Tweets, 24 Oct. 2012 (click to enlarge)|
About 45 minutes after Trump's Noon (ET) announcement, he tweeted that "The response has been fantastic - actually overwhelming! Thank you!"
Actually, the response on Twitter was fantastically funny, and not flattering for Trump. I don't know which response Trump is referring to (he hasn't said), but on Twitter is has been heavily derisive and mocking. See some selected examples of those tweets below.
Comedy Central @ComedyCentral
Obama will release his college records when @realDonaldTrump releases his salon records. #TransHAIRent
Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt
What shocked me the most about @realDonaldTrump's press release was -- only TWO typos!
Mike Drucker @MikeDrucker
Dear @realDonaldTrump, I will give $500 to a charity of your choosing if you provide evidence that your hair is real.
Stephen Mangan @StephenMangan
Wow, @realDonaldTrump, in the long history of anti-climaxes you’ve just taken top spot. Starting to feel sorry for you. Are you ill?
David Burge @iowahawkblog
Idea: let's put Gloria Allred and Donald Trump in a steel cage death match with tire irons, and ignore whoever survives.
Clay Aiken @clayaiken
Hey @realDonaldTrump I'll release all my college and passport records for just $1M to @includingkids ! A real bargain!!
@realDonaldTrump Becomes laughing stock on twitter. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/fullpage/donald-trump-twitter-laughingstock-17554385 …
Nicholas Taran @nickataran
@realDonaldTrump You're the worst James Bond villain ever.
Chris Damien @CrisDiesel
“@realDonaldTrump: The response has been fantastic--- actually overwhelming! Thank you!” By complete laughter towards you, yes. It's sad.
Chicago News Bench @ChiNewsBench
Hey, @realDonaldTrump, I will donate $10 Billion to the mistress of your choice if you prove Obama is a shape-shifting ET.
See more by going to Twitter here and here.
Note to D. Trump: Dude, those requests are years old. Obama is not going to give them up. You're right to ask for them, but the cheezy way that you teased us all with the false promise of a Big Revelation sucks. Is Obama hiding something by not releasing those records? Maybe. I believe he is. But think about it, man. IF he's hiding something, he's not about to give up those secrets now, with less than two weeks before the election. Your offer of $5 Million to the charity of Obama's choice, in return for releasing the documents, is sensationalism. Just give the money to the charities, and stop wasting our time on an issue that will not be resolved before - or after - the election. All you've done is make yourself look like a fool (again), and your stunt will not sway enough voters to make a difference. Go away, please.