As Danny Devito’s character, Vincent Benedict, in Twins (1988) so aptly put it, “Money talks and bull s–t walks.” Trump’s talking with his money. You can’t get any better than that.
This latest story is about Donald Trump offering President Obama $50 million for his birth records and $5 million for his college transcripts.
Obama is always talking about income inequality. Taking Trump up on the offer would have spread the wealth around to people in need and put to rest forever any questions people still have over his birth records and college transcripts.
I wouldn’t want my high school transcripts made public. They are really bad, but for $5 million, I’d make wallpaper out of them. Something’s going on here.
Many critics of people like Trump want to know what the big deal is. It comes down to honesty and full disclosure.
Billionaire Donald Trump has revealed he offered Barack Obama a $50 million donation to the president’s favorite charities in exchange for releasing his personal records, but Obama never responded.
“I would take it, and I’d give it to Chicago charities, and I would give it to all sorts of charities,” Trump said at a recent appearance at the National Press Club. “And they can use the money.”
Trump originally offered to give $5 million to Obama’s pick of charities if he would release his college and passport records.
WND reported that Trump wanted to know the place of birth Obama claimed when applying for college admission and aid.
But there was no deal.
At the National Press Club, Myron Belkind, president of the club, asked Trump: “Do you regret questioning President Obama’s citizenship? Why or why not?”
“Not even a little bit,” Trump replied. “I don’t regret it. Why would I regret it?”
He cited a biography distributed by Obama’s literary agent that said he was born in Kenya.
“I offered him a tremendous amount of money just to show. … I didn’t want to see his marks. I just wanted to see place of birth,” Trump said.
He continued: “Look, there were three things that could happen, and one of them did happen. He was perhaps born in Kenya. Very simple. He was perhaps born in this country but said he was born in Kenya, because if you said you were born in Kenya you got aid, and you got into colleges. And people were doing it. So perhaps he was born in this country and that has a very big chance. … Or who knows?”
Then he told of his offer to Obama.
“Now I offered $5 million to see the records. And I tell you what, he would have done a great service, because there are millions, there are people in this country, I walk down the street, [people are] saying please don’t give up on the whole birth certificate. … A lot of people are questioning the birth certificate. They are questioning its authenticity. … I offered $5 million to see some basic records. Not the marks.
“Why didn’t the man take $5 million for his favorite charity? Then what wasn’t reported, by the presses, sometime just prior to the expiration date of that offer I raised the offer to $50 million. … $50 million for charity. Pick your charity, $50 million. Let me see your records.
And I never heard from him.”
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