- Posted October 24, 2012 by
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Will Trump Make Obama A Chump?
From ABC News Without the commentary.
Donald Trump today pledged $5 million to a charity of President Obama's choice, provided the president makes public his college applications and transcripts and releases his passport history.
"I have a deal for the president," Trump said. "If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, and passport application and records, I will give to a charity of his choice, a check immediately for $5 million."
Since the release of the birth certificate in April 2011, Trump has called on the president to release other personal documents, including his college transcripts. "President Obama is the least transparent president in the history of this country," Trump said. "We know very little about this president."
A frequently disproven conspiracy theory has dogged Obama since his 2008 election, that he has not been forthcoming about his past in an effort to cover up shady details about his biography, including his place of birth.
When asked about Trump's comments, Obama campaign chief David Plouffe told reporters: "Direct your questions to Boston [Mitt Romney's campaign headquarters], he's Romney's biggest supporter."
So, will Obama release the records? If not, why not? I think he would be doing two good things if he released them, proving doubters like Trump wrong, and having $5 million dollars donated to the charity
of his choice.
Transparent and generous if he does, chump if he doesn't. Seems pretty clear to me what he should do. What would be the harm?
What do you think?