The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold is demanding the $5 million Donald Trump promised to give if he was assured that President Obama was born in the United States.
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) September 16, 2016
After President Obama released his long form birth certificate “or whatever it was,” as Donald Trump put it, Trump refused to accept that Obama had proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was born here. Which makes Donald Trump pretty crazy and desperate.
So Trump stoked the media’s interest by claiming he had “something very, very big concerning the President of the United States” – something that would change the course of the 2012 election.
When Trump released his “very, very big something”, it was more of a bust (sound familiar yet? LOL this guy). The “very, very big something” was nothing more than Donald Trump’s racism, which was hardly news.
You see, Trump didn’t believe the long form birth certificate so he would now require additional information to accept that President Obama was born here. That was his big announcement. As if his beliefs were of any concern to a nation who used to laugh at him. (The good old days…)
Trump announced that if President Obama would meet Donald Trump’s demands and assure the conspiracy artist that Obama was indeed born here, Donald Trump would give a $5 million check to the charity of Obama’s choosing. That was his big something.
Here’s Donald Trump in October of 2012 promising to give a $5 million check within one hour once he’s assured that Obama is born here.
Trump made a “deal” with the president, that if Obama could assure Trump he was born here, Trump would donate money to charity. “Now, I have a deal for the President. … 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 — inner city children in Chicago, American Cancer Society, AIDS research, anything he wants, a check, immediately, for $5 million.”
If you’re strapped in to your irony chair, in this video, Trump claims Obama is the least transparent president ever- this is coming from the man who now won’t even release his tax returns.
Where’s the $5 million Mr. Trump?
Don’t worry, we’re not holding our breath. We know, thanks to David Farenthold, that Donald Trump has lied about almost all of his donations to various charities. What we don’t know is where the money actually went, since his foundation claimed on its tax forms to have given thousands to organizations that say they have never received said money.
Donald Trump’s “very, very big something” that would change the 2012 presidential election turned out to be nothing but yet another Donald Trump scam.
Getting it yet, America? The ending never changes in a Donald Trump story.
Ms. Jones is the EIC of PoliticusUSA and a Huffington Post contributor.
She has covered President Barack Obama, 2016 Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton, VP Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Senators Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders and interviewed then House Democratic Leader now Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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