Love him or hate him, there's one thing everyone can agree on about Donald Trump: He knows how to promote himself. On Wednesday, the mind behind "The Apprentice" finally revealed his big bombshell that he's teased for weeks.
The "big" announcement: Trump will donate $5 million to the charity of President Barack Obama's choice if he releases his passport and academic records.
"We know very little about our president," Trump said in a video released Wednesday. "I am very honored in having gotten him to release his long form birth certificate or whatever it might be... [Now] I have a deal I don't believe he can refuse."
The web has been abuzz with the announcement - not because it's scandalous, but because it's so ridiculous.
He doesn't seem to see the backlash, though.
"The response has been fantastic--- actually overwhelming! Thank you!" he tweeted early Wednesday afternoon.
This is hardly the first time Trump has promised a "mega, huge, groundbreaking" announcement that turned out to be nothing. In fact, he's really good at making outrageous statements he can't back up.
Trump seems to be obsessed with two things: President Obama's birth certificate and Robert Pattinson. The real estate mogul spent much of last week tweeting about Pattinson's decision to take Kristen Stewart back.
"Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again--just watch. He can do much better!" he tweeted on Oct. 17, adding that he's "never wrong" about these things.
Big comments for someone married for the third time.
"Robert I'm getting a lot of heat for saying you should dump Kristen but I'm right. If you saw the Miss Universe girls you would reconsider," he added a couple days later.
Donald Trump Compares Gay Marriage to An Ugly Golf Club
In 2011, Trump admitted he's not in support of gay marriage or equal rights for same-sex couples. Sad, yes, but that's not the most ridiculous part of it. The dad of Ivanka Trump later said gay marriage is a lot like an ugly golf club.
"It's like in golf. A lot of people - I don't want this to sound trivial - but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive," he told the New York Times in 2011. "It's weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can't sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist."
At least he believes in what he's saying, right?
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