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Despite the $5 million donation billionaire Donald Trump promised would be delivered to Barack Obama’s favorite charity if the president just provided his college and passport records, there was no deal.
And that makes Trump think the worst.
“For President Obama not to accept five million dollars (or much more) for his favorite charity can only mean one thing – the records are very bad,” Trump stated on his Facebook page.
“Obviously he wasn’t born in this country or, if he was, he said he wasn’t in order to receive financial aid and in order to have a clear and very easy path into a college or university,” Trump said.
“Only a very stupid person would believe otherwise. There can be no other reason that so much money would not be so easily and routinely collected for charity.”
In an announcement promoted on social media for days, Trump said, “We know very little about our president. I have a deal for the president.
“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 – inner city children in Chicago, American Cancer Society, AIDS research, anything he wants – a check immediately for $5 million.”
Trump set a deadline of 5 p.m. Oct. 31, which was extended because of Hurricane Sandy.
The release, he said, would “end the question and indeed the anger of many Americans. They will know something about their president. Their president will become transparent, like other presidents. So all he has to do to get $5 million for a charity or charities of his choice, is get his colleges to immediately give his applications and records and also to release his passport records.”
Trump said, “When he does that to my satisfaction, if it’s complete, this check is delivered immediately. A lot of people will be very, very happy to see this happen. Frankly, it’s a check I very much want to write.”
In a statement that also was posted online, Trump stated earlier that Obama is the “least transparent” president ever.
“In fact, he has spent millions of dollars in legal fees to make sure that it stays that way. I am very honored to have gotten President Obama to release his long form birth certificate, or whatever it was that he released. That was something that neither John McCain nor Hillary Clinton were able to get him to do during their very long and bitter political campaigns.”
He said he had been flooded with requests to act on behalf of those who “feel that they lack the ability to get this done.”
“Essentially, a large portion of American people are asking me to serve as their spokesperson,” he said.
In July, Trump told radio show host Sean Hannity that it would be very interesting to see Obama’s college applications.
He said in the interview that then-probable GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney should demand to see Obama’s records in return for meeting Democrat demands to release his tax records. Trump said Obama probably is more scared of releasing his own documentation than he is of releasing all the information about the Fast and Furious gun scandal perpetrated by his administration.
Trump’s comments came in the wake of another news conference by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., on Obama’s eligibility. His team of investigators released documentation they believe is proof the Obama birth certification posted online by the White House in 2011 is fake.
“The fact is Sheriff Arpaio is, in my opinion, correct,” Trump told Hannity. “Nobody was ever in the hospital by the name of his mother … and a lot of crazy things.”
He pointed out, however, the nation’s unwillingness to address the issue, including the role of the establishment media in attacking anyone who challenges Obama.
“If that were a conservative, let’s say a George Bush or somebody, he would have been out of office already,” he told Hannity.
“Nobody has more sealed records than this president. So many of his applications … are sealed. He spent $3 million to keep everything sealed. You can’t find out anything about his college. I’m not talking about his marks. I’m talking about his application. It would be so interesting to see,” Trump said then.
Obama’s college records for Occidental, Columbia and Harvard all remain out of public view, protected by legions of attorneys fighting in court.
He noted that Obama supporters, including news media, “label anybody that brings up the fact that he wasn’t born here or whatever – they label those people as morons or worse, as insane people.”
“But you look at the facts … the fact is Sheriff Arpaio is, in my opinion, correct.
“The last thing Obama wants to do is show his college applications, how he got in, his place of birth. Sheriff Arpaio, whether you like him or not, is a serious person. He did a major investigation. The investigation is horrendous as to its results and what it shows,” he said.
As WND reported in March 2011, Trump suggested Obama’s presidency could be “illegal” if legitimate proof is not provided demonstrating he is indeed a “natural born citizen” of the U.S.
Trump also wondered why no doctors or nurses have come forward to announce their presence at Obama’s birth.
In March and April of 2011, Trump staged a weeks-long public campaign questioning Obama’s eligibility to be president – and he rose to the top of the pool of potential candidates for the 2012 GOP nomination as a result – saying he believes the “birth certificate” released by the White House is forged.
“I always said I wanted to know if it was real,” Trump told WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi, author of the best-seller “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama is Not Eligible to be President.”
During their conversation, Trump told Corsi his own computer expert told him that the image posted online was a computer-generated document.
Obama supporters responded to the offer for charity with mockery.
In the latest statement, Trump confirmed Obama’s failure to “take advantage” of the offer for charity.
“The fact is, this may go down as the greatest con in the history of American politics or, perhaps, the greatest con of all time,” said Trump’s statement. “Vast numbers of Americans want to know the truth.
“When these records actually do surface in the future, people will say, ‘Donald Trump was 100 percent correct.’ The press should no longer protect this president but should demand immediate transparency.”