Donald Trump's Obama 'Bombshell' Draws Mockery
The real estate magnate and reality TV host delivered a $5 million offer to President Obama on Wednesday, and immediately received plenty of backlash.
After teasing for days a "bombshell" about President Obama that could change the face of the presidential race, Donald Trump's certainly created an immediate buzz with his big announcement. It just wasn't quite the reaction he was looking for.
Trump, who has long professed skepticism as to Obama's roots even after the president produced his "long form" birth certificate, on Wednesday said in a YouTube video that he was willing to pay up to see the commander in chief's other personal documents.
"If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications and if he gives his passport applications and records, I will give to a charity of his choice… a check, immediately, for $5 million," he said.
Instantly, the mocking began. Here's a sampling of Hollywood's take on the event:
"Ransom needy kids for attention!Do it!DO IT!" -- @realdonaldtrump's possessed scalp-mop, which apparently controls him— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 24, 2012
Whoa. Donald Trump’s shocking news is that he’s a dumbshit.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 24, 2012
BREAKING: Donald Trump replaces bed bugs as Americas #1 Pest— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) October 24, 2012
If we all respond toa "Trump" on the side of a building like a "C" in the window of a sushi restaurant,he goes away.— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) October 24, 2012
I am giving Mr. Trump a 5pm deadline to deal w/ the hair.— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) October 24, 2012
Mr. President, I too will write a $5 million check, but only if you can MAKE YOURSELF ACTUALLY TRANSPARENT.(a la Violet from Incredibles)— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) October 24, 2012
Somewhere, a coven of witches is trying to get Ann Coulter and Donald Trump to fuck each other so Satan can be born.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 24, 2012
Donald Trump's bold gambit is kinda like Mel Gibson's in RANSOM, except incredibly fucking stupider.— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) October 24, 2012
But did you play intramurals, Mr. President?Answer the question!!!!— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) October 24, 2012
birth certificate. college records. when can we just say trump is a racist who thinks our black president is a Kenya-born liar?— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 24, 2012
Ann Coulter, Richard Mourdock & Donald Trump = appetizers. Mitt Romney = main course.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) October 24, 2012