|Douche-Clown Donald Trump on 24 Oct. 2012|
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.
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.