Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Douche-Clown Donald Trump's "Big Announcement" Disappoints

Douche-Clown Donald Trump on 24 Oct. 2012
Oct. 24, 2012 - Donald J. Trump has offered to donate $5 Million to any charity of Barack Obama's choosing - in return for the President to be more transparent about his past. In the video (watch below), Trump calls Obama "the least transparent president in the history of this country....We know very little about our president."

This is hardly the "big surprise" that the nation was expecting. Some speculated that Trump would announce that Barack and Michelle were divorced or divorcing, some thought he might say that Obama was not legally a U.S. citizen or not born in the U.S. Today's announcement was, frankly, a let down. The offer of money to charity for Obama to be more transparent is fine and dandy, but the hype preceding the announcement was befitting of a douche-clown.
Why do I say that? Because: This issue of Obama's records is over four years old. It is right to ask for them, but Obama supporters are well aware of the issue and this will sway none of them. Ditto for those who will vote against Obama, and the Undecided Idiot Voters will not understand it. The manner in which Trump teased the nation with the promise of some revelation is shameful: We got nothing from Trump today. NOTHING. No revelation. Quite the contrary. Instead of giving us red meat, Trump is begging Obama for something that Obama simply will not give. You don't need to be a political strategist to know that.

Trump says he has "a deal" for Obama, "a deal that I don't believe he can refuse....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.... anything he wants, a check immediately for five million dollars."

Trump said the check would be given "within one hour" of Obama releasing all of the requested transcripts and documents. "One caveat," cautioned Trump, "the records must be given by October 31st at five o'clock in the afternoon."

The Obama  Campaign will undoubtedly belittle the offer. Don't hold your breath waiting for Obama to release the records that Trump has asked for. To do so would be an admission by Obama that he has not been forthcoming about his own history, but would also make him look weak by giving in to Trump's demands - demands that have grown stale over the past four years. That's not to belittle the request, actually. I wish Obama was more transparent, too. Sadly, it's just not going to happen.