"The Don" has spoken and made his "bordering on gigantic" announcement about President Barack Obama, which he claimed could possibly change the course of the election. Turns out Donald Trump's so-called "bombshell" isn't really anything of the sort. It's more like a used car salesman's pitch. See, apparently, releasing his long-form birth certificate at Trump's request is not enough. No, Trump says that he will only be satisfied -- and people will only be "very, very happy" -- once Obama offers up his "college records and applications" and "all of his passport records and applications." What the ... ?!?!?
Plus, Trump is upping the stakes on his latest request, basically attempting to buy these records from Obama, by offering to write a check to any charity of the president's request for $5 million -- if, and only if, Obama releases those records "by October 31 at 5 p.m." Wowwww ...
What on EARTH do Obama's college records/applications and passport records/applications have to do with anything?! This is just part 2 of this insane birther crap we've had to endure for four years now. Case in point: Trump's rhetoric sounds exactly as it did back when he was boo-hoo'ing about the birth certificate. Today he said, "President Obama is the least transparent president in the history of this country. Sadly, we know very little about a large portion of our president's life." He claims that as a result, "many Americans have serious questions" and "a large portion of American people are asking me to serve as their spokesperson."
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I'll go out on a limb and say the Americans for whom he is claiming to be a spokesperson are not representative of most of the country. They're representative of a fringe, racist niche who take issue with a half-black man in the White House and are determined to undermine his legitimacy somehow -- be that by questioning his birth in this country, education in this country, or his travels, I suppose. It's nothing short of asinine. Especially when Trump/the American people he's representing are neglecting to notice that the president has written two books about his life and education and that it's a fact that he attended Occidental College in 1979, transferred to Columbia University in New York in 1981, and later, attended Harvard Law School -- where he was the editor of the prestigious Harvard Law Review.
What's more, to hang a blackmail-ish offer of money to charity over Obama's head is completely sick. It's almost as if the president can't win this one. He has to either kowtow to this ridiculous circus "sideshow" in order to claim Trump's charity cash, or turn his back on the nut job and potentially suffer criticism about "not being transparent enough" and passing up $5 mil. for charity. Ugh!
With hope, the White House thinks of some kind of clever way of handling the Don's stunt, but ultimately, Trump -- and whoever it is he's speaking for -- are out of line, out of touch, and simply don't deserve the president's acknowledgment.
Here's Trump's "announcement" in full ...
What do you make of this?!
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