When I decided to write about Trump’s major announcement he was planning to make Wednesday in regards to President Obama, I mentioned that betting house Paddy Power was taking people’s guesses as to what it might be.
The betting house stated the most popular ones such as Obama is not an American citizen, the odds being 2/5. Other suggestions were: Trump firing an Obama impersonator getting 4/1 odds, Trump actually endorsing Obama at 8/1 odds, Obama making a guest appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice” at 50/1 odds and that, my money is on this one, “Obama is an Alien” getting 250/1 odds. One that was not mentioned was that the Obama’s were filing for a divorce and keeping it away from the public’s eyes and ears.
The other, which was the huge announcement, was that Trump will give $5 million to a charity of President Barack Obama’s choosing if he provides Trump his college transcripts and passport records by Halloween. I will admit I didn’t see this coming; well, sort of.
The donation part caught me off-balance but the fact that he still wants to see Obama’s records is nothing new. I will grant that the focus has gone from his birth records to college transcripts and passports; nevertheless, Trump has gone back to trying to prove that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen.
With the big announcement unveiled, will this have an impact on voters come Election Day? Also, was the real motivation for doing this a combination of Trump giving to a charity in need as well as ending the debate over if Obama is a legal U.S. citizen, or is this an elaborate way of Donald Trump showing he has the power as well as being a masterful manipulator?
If you were on the edge of your seat while waiting for Donald Trump to make his big announcement Wednesday, most likely you did not fall off your chair when he was finished. Those who took to Twitter seemed to comment on how Trump’s major announcement was lampooned and many agreeing that if anyone was upstaged by the so-called announcement it was Trump himself.
President Obama seemed to make light of Trump’s “generous offering” Wednesday evening when he appeared on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show” and instead of being caught up in an announcement that was going to “rock the political world” but instead, ended up “lobbying egg yolk all over Trump’s face.”
While speaking with Leno on his show, Obama joked around and discussed the rivalry between them that began early in their childhood. “This all dates back to when we were growing up in Kenya,” he joked. “We had constant run-ins on the soccer field, he wasn’t very good.”
Despite making light of the announcement, President Obama has not said if he would agree to Trump’s terms in which he has until October 31st, by 5 p.m. to hand over the records.
Donald Trump has said for some time now that President Barack Obama is not a legal U.S. citizen. He has called out to the President publically to show proof of this and he has.
Despite this, Trump still says the documentation does not officially prove his citizenship and has made attempts to persuade voters to choose Mitt Romney when voting in November. Trump has gone so far as to say that the Obama’s had filed for divorce and that he had the proof to show everyone on October 24th, 2012.
Since that never happened, a new announcement is made that a donation of $5 million will be made to an organization of the President’s choice and all he has to do is submit his college records and passport application for Donald and the world to see.
Trump has made this a supposed win-win situation as if Obama’s agrees to do this, it will stop those who question his citizenship in the U.S. and a charity will benefit from a huge donation. If he doesn’t agree, Trump feels that the only reason for doing that is he has something to hide. True or not, another reason Trump did this is to show the world how much power he has over President Obama. Trump is getting the publicity he always enjoys by doing this. Also, he is showing the world how much power he has over the President of the United States by making him agree to his terms (then Trump can gloat on how he was the one who got Obama’s records) or not agree (which would make people question his citizenship more being so close to Election Day).
When someone makes an announcement, there is an amount of time needed for it to be digested and then to move on accordingly. In the case of Trump’s big announcement, people are still digesting it and this is something that you cannot move on accordingly.
Obama is faced with either turning over his college records and passport application to Trump thereby securing a $5 million donation to a charity of his choosing, or decline his offer and make others question how he can turn down such a donation unless he is trying to hide something from the public.
As for Trump, is he doing this to ultimately help Obama as well as some needy charity or trying to make life miserable for Obama before Election Day? Also, is Trump doing this for publicity and to show everyone how much power he has over the President of the United States? What do you think?
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