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Donald Trump Willing To Up The Ante On Obama Charity Offer

October 26, 2012 09:30 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

If you’re Donald Trump and a media debacle (or should we say flop?) doesn’t go as planned, what do you do? Throw more money at it, of course! During a recent appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Trump revealed the reasoning behind the latest Obama scheme offer and hinted at the possibility of an increased contribution to charity.

Donald Trump was hoping that his “big announcement” would be a game-changer for the 2012 election. So far, it looks like his plans have failed to come to fruition. While attracting plenty of media attention, the college record campaign has largely been dismissed as a gimmick.

In attempt to inject a little life into what is clearly a dying effort, Trump defended his charity offer during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. The discussion began when Letterman asked the question that has been on all our minds: “What did I miss in this? Why do we want to see President Obama’s college records?”

Trump’s response? “Transparency. Does that make sense to anybody? Seriously, transparency.” He added, “I assume and I hope that his records are perfect.”

Yeah right. We suspect that Donald Trump’s assumptions are exactly the opposite of what he told David Letterman. If Trump assumed that Obama’s records were perfect, he’d have no reason to start up this witch hunt in the first place.

Assuming that the audience was too feeble-minded to get the gist of his initial announcement, Trump explained, “He picks up $5 million for charity. Five million. From me. Immediate. Check written.”

$5 million is a lot of money, but Trump’s willing to up the ante if necessary. “I’d even go more to be honest; there, you have a scoop.”

We suspect that Donald Trump will not have to worry about parting ways with over $5 million. And we also suspect that he knows this and is hoping that Obama’s refusal to play ball will end up hurting his reelection effort. Do you think Trump’s scheme will work? Leave a comment and let us know!

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47 Responses to “Donald Trump Willing To Up The Ante On Obama Charity Offer”

  1. Cassie Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Ignorance is lost on Donald Trump!!!How about taking that $5 Million and help find a cure for cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, education, any or all of the above!

  2. Ron Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    His purpose is to get Obama to do exactly what Harry Reid suggested. If you run for President everything about you is an open book. Obama sealed all his records at an expense of 2 to 3 million dollars and that is not being transparent. It would also be interesting to know who paid to have records sealed, Obama or the tax payers. No one would spend that amount of money unless their is something to hide. It is simple produce your records, receive money for charity, or leave the doubt in the minds of voters. He can win or lose, it’s his choice.

  3. Louie Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Cassie, It is a simple thing to release your college records and application. Why will Obama not do such a simple thing and designate Trump’s 5M to help find a cure for Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, education or spread it out at 1M for each. If there is nothing wrong on the application, such as designating oneself as a “foreign student” it seems that it would be a no brainer to clear up the record and snatch Trump’s money.

  4. Ryan Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    And obama could do the same thing, afterall he has nothing to hide right???

  5. John Parvin Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I don’t know why obama won’t do this? 5 million willhelp a lot of charitys help a lot of people. This makes me think that Obama has something to hide, if not why not open up his records for 5 million dollars? Please tell me why you won’t do this Mr. Obama?
    John Parvin

  6. Tiffany Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Cassie, How about Obama just shows his records and the money gets donated for a good cause?

    He is hiding something, otherwise he’d accept the offer.

  7. Janice Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    What would the record prove to you or anyone else? This is just another way to take away from the bigger issues we have going on in America and if you feel tricks, gimmicks or scare tactics are required or needed for candidate choice to win then you are really sad. I agree with Cassie instead of flaunting the $5 million dollars just donate it to a worthy cause.

  8. atina Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Donald Trump should be Mitt’s running mate so it
    would be Mitt and the Nit Wit!!

  9. Jerri Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Quite frankly, what the hell does Obama have to lose? Really? So the world finds out he made a D in Rhetorical Analysis. Who gives two sh!ts? PLUS $5 MILLION dollars (or more) will go to charitable causes. And there is a WHOLE SLEW of charities that could use a buck or three in this economy with charitable giving numbers being down for the past few years. Obama supporters really really REALLY need to be honest about this deal though: by shrugging off the opportunity to give a huge sum of money to charity, Obama is showing a very ugly side of himself. He should shows his records and take Trump’s check with a big ol’ smile on his face. Because we all know if Obama shows up to give somebody $5 million (of Trump’s money) – Obama will get ALL the credit for it.

  10. Ladivishea Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Trump probably already has the information he seeks and wants the world to see what an arrogant, egotistical sponge on society that BHO truly is. Benghazi 09/11/2012 – Security DENIED. The Ambassador was kept alive and conscious long enough to be brutally tortured, raped, and then beaten to death.

  11. Rick Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Mr. Trump is doing an amazing thing here! No one on earth would pass on such a gift and to use it for a great cause unless your trying to hide something! Oboma can spend taxpayers dollars with six trillion more in dept but would pass on free money and give to a great cause!! Mr. Trump is doing a great thing looking out for the America people and its clear Oboma isn’t!! People need to wake up!! Thank you Mr. Trump!!

  12. kimee Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I THINK HE SHOULD PRODUCE SUCH RECORDS~~WHAT IS HE HIDING? I HOPE TRUMP HAS SOME KIND OF TRUTH ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND WILL REVEAL IT!!! LOVE YOU DONALD TRUMP!!! WISH YOU WOULD HAVE RAN FOR PRESIDENT!!

  13. Larry Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    How much did Obama spend in legal fees to make this information UNavailable ? And why ? For a president to proclaim transparency… he sure hasn’t been. Mr. President… release the records, why not ??? If you are not hiding anything, release the records and do some good for others via the charitable donations.

  14. Robert Wager Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Trump is a clown with a very tired act.
    It is time for him to exit, stage right.

  15. lee Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Too much TV,Radio,unlimited $$$$$spent on HATRED!!!Whatever happened to ISSUES-period.
    Roosevelt,Truman,Eisenhower etc did not POUR $$$ into elections or denegrate or try to DESTROY the other person. Cant we put decency back into POLITIC?

  16. Chambala Hollis Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Dear Staff,

    Please encourage Donald to donate the money to “Nadya Sulemun”. I’m sure her and her 14 children can use the money to help maintain her new house.

    /s/ Chambala Hollis

  17. Anthony V Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Then perhaps Obama should bite, release the records and choose AMerican Cancer Society, Alzheimer Assoc, and the others as his charity!!

  18. ron Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I would have a hard time complying, just because it
    is actually having to deal with that silly bastard Trump.
    However for say $10 million, which would make the
    dumb ass squirm, but he would have to put it up, I
    would do it.

  19. Doer Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Obama’s pride interferes with the homeless, hungry and medically needy getting the help that $5 million could provide them. Thanks a lot Obama!

  20. VICTORIA Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT IN COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS, THAT ANY EMPLOYER HAS FREE ACCESS TO ALONG WITH YOU OR I DOES BO HAVE TO HIDE. ALONG WITH HIS MULTIPLE PASSPORTS AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS. AS FAR AS I KNOW AS A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY YOU ONLY NEED ONE PASSPORT TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND YOU SHOULD ONLY HAVE ONE, REPEAT ONE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. SO BO WHAT IN FACT ARE YOU HIDING. IF YOU DO NOT PRESENT ACTUAL FACTUAL DOCUMENTATION, YOU HAVE BEEN LYING FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND SHOULD BE IMPEACHED NOV. 1ST

  21. la Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    You guys are pathetic. If Obama was a white man this wouldn’t be an issue. No one would be asking for his records. He is president let the crap go. We got more important issues to focus on than this. Trump is a racist bigot and anyone who agrees with him is just as stupid

  22. JEFF Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    yes it will work, why has Obama spent money on making sure the recxords are hidden? Why has other President produced their records? Why are his secret?

  23. Darius Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    $5 million may be chump change compared to the trillion dollar deficit but it means a LOT to those who cannot even buy a burger, are freezing on the streets or are suffering from poor health.

    I don’t believe Obama has anything to hide. I believe his PRIDE is getting in the way of helping others.

    Obama needs to call Trump’s bluff and HELP those who can use $5 million. What in the world is wrong with him!?!

    If Obama is willing to allow pride to get in the way at the sake of those who suffer, it tells you a lot about who he cares about, HIMSELF?

  24. Vel Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Why is he all in his business did you even go to college? This man went to two of the best schools around could Donald even be accepted into those schools? He also headed the law review and he got degrees out of both of the schools and passed the bar exam. What can you do Donald?

  25. leah Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Donald need to sit is rich , gray , tired, senile meglomania arse down and shut up. He does not realize of sickening he is.. He claimes Obama doesnt stand up to china… i guess the donald really needs his tie factory to stay over there… Trump is a bully and a big mouth who thinks if he yells long enough and loud enough he will be declared right even if he is wrong. His son DJ if groomed could be a JFK jr.. i would vote for him… but don sr. I wouldnt even vote for dog catcher… He has so much class til he is classless. Put your money in your pocket and shut up. We have heard enough.

  26. Joe Biden Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Don’t they might find where you are from.

  27. Debra Walker Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    He doesn’t have to. He is the President of the United States for goodness sake! Show the respect!

  28. Jane Doe Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Rick Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Mr. Trump is doing an amazing thing here! No one on earth would pass on such a gift and to use it for a great cause unless your trying to hide something!

    Rick et al.
    Why do you people think than everything in this life is a commodity? How about dignity? Privacy? Self-respect in not allowing some rich freak to bully you? Just because some (many?) of you would sell their right to privacy for 5 million dollars (wherever this money goes) doesn’t mean that every person has the same values. There is a limit to transparency even for public figures, such as President.

  29. hardcore Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    How about giving the 5 million back to the creditors you stiffed in your 4 or 5 bankrupcy’s. If I were you I’d go stick my head in the sand….

  30. Tim Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    You people crack me up! You’re all crying about how Obama is not producing his college records, but Mitt the Twit can’t even tell you about his current tax plans and how he plans on keeping his promises! Why?? BECAUSE HE CAN’T DO WHAT HE SAYS HE’S GOING TO DO!!! And most tax experts agree with that. I’m not a Democrat and I’m not a Republican. I’m an American and I can tell all by myself without any political influence who is the better candidate. And to be honest Trump is an ass and if he’s backing something you can be almost positive that the other side is where the “common man” wants to be.

  31. steve Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    If its proven MR O is not a citzen of the USA which it could be that way with no records to prove otherwise. Makes him unqualified to be President and all he’s done in the last four years could be reversed and puts China holding all this new debt on Mr O and Dems(their fault because they didn’t pre-quailify their man).

  32. joyce Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I think Pres Obama is smart enough to NOT fall for this scheme. After all if he was smart enough to make President, he’s surley smarter than Trump already!

  33. joyce Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I’m not sure what Trump is up to, but I think the American people are too smart to fall for this and I don’t think it will hurt his bid for re election. I don’t think it will make much difference one way or another.

  34. adaclisby Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Donald need to find a life,he is jealouse of Obamas looks,smartness the way he walk the way he talks and most of he is the President of the United States.So hell no to his records. I

  35. sandy Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    President Obama has more important things to do then play with trump…hell he dosen’t even have his clothing line made in America…..he is a rich douch- bag…why didn’t he run for President, cuz he knows he would of been beat so bad…if romney thinks he is such a good guy why didn’t he pick him as his running mate…his big announcement was a big flop, and he was fired as president of one of his own buildings….he is a guy that just like attention

  36. Janice Walker Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Why should President Obama release this information, has any other President been questioned about transcripts and a passport? This is pure racism.

  37. adaclisby Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Donald use the money for a COMPLETE MAKEOVER +some.

  38. Carol Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    He won’t release the records because he probably got financial aid as a foreign student. Also read he couldn’t pass the bar exam because he lied when asked if he ever used another nameAkaBarry soreto from indonesia. michelle supposedly lost hers for insurance fraud. Nice people we have in the highest office of our country. his whole background was scrubbed .

  39. ANN Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    DONALD TRUMP IS EXACTALLY WHAT THE MAGAZINE CALLED HIM A TOTAL JACKASS,& NOW HE WANTS OBAMA’S PASSPORT&COLLEGE REPORTS 1ST HE WANTED OBAMA’S BIRTH CIRTIFIC THIS IS NOTHING BUT, HARRASSMENT&HARRASSMENT IS A CRIME TRUMP.OBAMA HAS NOTHING TO HIDE,YOU HAVE ASKED NOTHING LIKE THIS OF ROMNEY&THIS IS BECAUSE,ROMNEY IS WHITE&ROMNEY WAS ADDITMIT ABOUT TURNING OVER HIS TAX RECORDS FOR 10YRS.&ROMNEY HAS HIDDEN THINGS FROM THE PEOPLE,THINGS THAT AMERICANS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE THEY VOTE GEOFFERY FIGER-MIT ROMNEY–
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Michigan’s and America’s top trial attorney, Geoffrey Fieger of Fieger Law, P.C. has launched a second politically charged commercial. This time Fieger has set his sights on Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney; divulging a physical attack in which a group led by Romney restrained and cut off another’s hair.

    In the wake of Fieger’s recent controversial commercial that criticized those in opposition of President Obama being covert racists, it appears that Fieger has now taken aim against Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.

    “We’ve now learned that a then 18 year old Mitt Romney lead a gang of bullies who attacked another student and held him down while Romney cut off his hair,” said Fieger.

    Romney has expressed to Americans that he doesn’t remember doing it. Fieger, who is a lifelong resident of Michigan and victim of that same abuse, knows all too well how traumatic such an incident can be and is calling out Romney’s obvious bluff and intent to deceive the American People.

    “The other perpetrators have all confessed that the event has haunted them for years; but not our Mitt. Anyone who claims they don’t remember physically attacking someone is either a sociopath or a liar; or both,” proclaimed Fieger.

    Recounting the personal memory, Fieger stated, “When I was 14 years old, two adult sadists at the Detroit Country Day School held me down and shaved my head because they didn’t like long hair on boys. The memory of that abuse is burned into my mind.”—–THINK ABOUT YOUR DECION PEOPLE DO YOU REALY WANT MITT FOR PRESIDENT? THIS IS WHAT HE DID HE ENDURES IN HATE CRIMES THIS IS A TRUE STORY YOU CAN LOOK IT UP UNDER GEOFFERY FIGER MITT ROMNEY CRIMES.–GEOFFERY FIGER-MIT ROMNEY–
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Michigan’s and America’s top trial attorney, Geoffrey Fieger of Fieger Law, P.C. has launched a second politically charged commercial. This time Fieger has set his sights on Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney; divulging a physical attack in which a group led by Romney restrained and cut off another’s hair.

    In the wake of Fieger’s recent controversial commercial that criticized those in opposition of President Obama being covert racists, it appears that Fieger has now taken aim against Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.

    “We’ve now learned that a then 18 year old Mitt Romney lead a gang of bullies who attacked another student and held him down while Romney cut off his hair,” said Fieger.

    Romney has expressed to Americans that he doesn’t remember doing it. Fieger, who is a lifelong resident of Michigan and victim of that same abuse, knows all too well how traumatic such an incident can be and is calling out Romney’s obvious bluff and intent to deceive the American People.

    “The other perpetrators have all confessed that the event has haunted them for years; but not our Mitt. Anyone who claims they don’t remember physically attacking someone is either a sociopath or a liar; or both,” proclaimed Fieger.

    Recounting the personal memory, Fieger stated, “When I was 14 years old, two adult sadists at the Detroit Country Day School held me down and shaved my head because they didn’t like long hair on boys. The memory of that abuse is burned into my mind.”OBAHA NEVER ONCE HURT ANY CHILD LET DID ANY HATE CRIMES IN HIS LIFE,THINK BEFORE YOU MAKE THAT VOTE PEOPLE MITT ROMNEY IS THE WRONG CHOICE FOR AMERICA.THINK ABOUT YOUR CHILD DO YOU WANT HIS HEAD SHAVED BECAUSE HE HAS LONG HAIR?
    MITT ROMNEY WILL ONLY RUIN THE Seniors’ Health CARE&PPLE WILL HAVE TO PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR HALTH CARE PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF THAT IS ON DISABLITY WILL BE IN JEPORDY FOR MEDICAD IF MITT ROMNEY MAKES PRESIDENT.AND OTHER PEOPLE LIKE THE ELDERLY IN SERIOUS JEPORDY,AT LEAST OBAHAMA WILL HELP THE ELDERLY&PEOPLE ON DISABITY HE CARES WHAT ACTUALY HAPPENS TO THE PEOPLE &AMERICA UNLIKE MITT ROMNEY HE’S ONLY IN IT FOR THE GLORY&THE FAME,&THE MONEY.MITT MONEY DON’T GIVE A RATS ASS ABOUT PEOPLE OR AMERICA&I GOT NEWS FOR HIS HIGH PRICED TROPHY WIFE” ONLY GOD CAN MOVE “HAVEN&EARTH” SURELY NOT HER NON CHIRSTEN HUSBEN MITT ROMNEY A LEAST OBAHAMA IS A CRISTIAN.&MICHELLE OBAMA HAS HELED KIDS IN SCHOOL WITH OBISITY UNLIKE ANN ROMNEY MICHELLE OBAMA IS A CLASSY LADY&ANN ROMNEY CARES ABOUT BEING A “TROPY WIFE” MICHELLE HAS GOTTEN DOWN IN THE DIRT TO GROW A GARDEN ANN HASN’T DARE GOTTEN DIRT ON HER HANDS THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICHEELE OBAMA&ANN ROMNEY &OBAMA& ROMNEY OBAMA WILL MAKE A BETTER FUTURE FOR US…..

  40. Desiree Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I agree with Janice. This is a publicity stunt to detract attention from the things that are most important, like whether or not Mitt Romney is really capable of running the country. If he were really capable would they Republicans have to cause these distractions. Would we get this far into Mr. Obama’s presidency if he weren’t a natural born citizen. If that did happen what would it say about the integrity of the FEC? Come on people, don’t fall for this. See past the bullshit. Of course, this is meant to make people say what many of you have said… “what does he have to hide”…”how many charities would benefit if he just showed his documents”. If Trump really wanted to donate the money, nothing is stopping him from doing it. Instead he holds charities hostage for papers that aren’t going to prove anything we don’t already know.

  41. Desiree Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I agree with Janice. This is a publicity stunt to detract attention from the things that are most important, like whether or not Mitt Romney is really capable of running the country. If he were really capable would they Republicans have to cause these distractions. Would we get this far into Mr. Obama’s presidency if he weren’t a natural born citizen. If that did happen what would it say about the integrity of the FEC? Come on people, don’t fall for this. See past the BS. Of course, this is meant to make people say what many of you have said… “what does he have to hide”…”how many charities would benefit if he just showed his documents”. If Trump really wanted to donate the money, nothing is stopping him from doing it. Instead he holds charities hostage for papers that aren’t going to prove anything we don’t already know.

  42. Ronald Says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Great effort! America did not vette Obama and he sealed all records. He has never been transparent and Americans do not know him. How can you vote for a person you don’t know. He needs to provide records or tell the voters he will not provide records. It seems strange for 5 million or more he will not take Trumps money for charity. There is no reason for him to hide his records unless he is hiding personal facts about himself. Think about it 5millon charity or zero because i’m thinking of myself. Does it make sense. Who paid the 2 million to seal all his records from the voters. Obama or Tax Payers.

  43. JudyW Says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    No matter what was released it would be deemed forged documents. Obama released his birth certificate and people say it is a fake.

    Romney has not released his college records, he has not released his passport application, he has not released 10 years of tax returns. Where is the outrage? Where is the transparency?

  44. Ike Says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Obama’s college records indicate that he was admitted as a foreign student, even though he is an American citizen. Similar to what Elizabeth Warren did Massachusetts.

  45. George A. J. Homolka Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I would be willing to add my 500 dollars to Donald Trump’s five million if that will get our president to release his college records and the records of his aplication for the passport he used on his trip to Pakistan during the time he was in college.

  46. Andrea Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    The world would be a better place if people would talk about God has much as the talk about the election.

  47. Cynthia Says:
    October 31st, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    It’s a crazy sad world with all of you Obama haters out there. Act like Americans and show some RESPECT! trump is a fool with bad hair, if he wants to give money to charity, do it and stop involving PRESDIENT OBAMA in his foolery. He has to much CLASS to respond anyway!

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