Donald Trump’s Non-Announcement Announcement
Donald Trump loves to make it all about him, and today was no different. Trump had said that today he would make a major announcement about the President and some considered it a possible "October Surprise". Instead it was nothing more than a P. R. stunt from Trump. Sure, there was an announcement but there really wasn't. According to the AP:
Donald Trump has a deal for President Barack Obama — if he releases his college and passport records, the New York real estate mogul will contribute $5 million to a charity of Obama's choice.
Trump made the announcement Wednesday in a video posted to his Twitter account. He called Obama "the least transparent president in the history of this country," and said the deal would end voters' questions.
Trump has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential race. Trump drew broad publicity last year for questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S. and eligible to be president, forcing Obama to release his long-form birth certificate.
In the video, Trump said he was proud to have pushed Obama to release the birth certificate or quote — "whatever it may be."
Obama has to release the records by October 31 for the deal to go through.
That was it. That was the bombshell announcement. I'm glad it had nothing to do with reported divorce papers that had been drawn up years ago by the Obama's. The fact is when you are dealing with Trump, you have to know it's all about him and self-promotion.