Real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump unveiled his announcement of “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States” this afternoon. Mr. Trump’s promised major revelation prompted widespread rumors he might reveal something about President Barack Obama’s marriage or past drug-related activity. In the end, Mr. Trump used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to present a deal he hopes will yield new information about the president’s college years.
“I have a deal for the president–a deal that I do not believe he can refuse. If Barack Obama agrees (or has the universities and colleges agree) to give all of his college records and applications and if he provides all of his passport records and applications, I will give to a charity of his choice…a check for five million dollars,” Mr. Trump said in a press release that was posted on his Facebook and Twitter pages.
Mr. Trump, who has aggressively pursued questions about the president’s American citizenship, said the deal was part of a larger effort on his part to make President Obama more “transparent.”
“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 and, in fact, he has spent millions of dollars in legal fees to make sure it stays that way,” Mr. Trump said.
Mr. Trump ended his press release by saying the $5 million check is one that “I very much want to write.”
Watch his video of the announcement below.
(Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father in law of Jared Kushner, the owner of Observer Media Group.)