Trump Offers $5M to Charity if Obama Releases Passport and Academic Records [Video]

The billionaire property mogul unleashed the “October Surprise” he had been speaking for weeks, by offering $5-million to charity if the U.S. president releases the college and passport documents.

Donald Trump’s October “bombshell” revelation regarding Barack Obama fell flat on Wednesday as the billionaire made another effort to influence the upcoming US election.

According to Trump, who is famously dubbed “Sideshow Don,” he will be “totally satisfied” if Obama releases his academic records and passport applications, although he added the vague stipulation that the records must be provided “to my satisfaction.”

The mogul revealed his “major” news at stroke of noon in a video released on YouTube in which he offered Mr Obama “a deal that I do not believe he can refuse and I hope he doesn’t”, promising to spend $5 million on a charity of Obama’s choice — if the president released the required documents within the next week.

Assuring that he acts as “a spokesperson” for the American people, Trump claims in his video: “President Obama is the least transparent president in the history of this country. There’s never been anything like it.”

“If he releases these records it will end the question and indeed the anger of many Americans. They’ll know something about their president. Their president will become transparent,” Trump adds.

The billionaire, who attempted to cast doubt that Barack Obama was born in the US, earlier this week announced that his revelation would affect the course of the presidential race.

He told Fox News: “[I have] something very, very big concerning the president of the United States. It’s going to be very big. I know one-thing – you will cover it in a very big fashion.”

Obama adviser David Plouffe brushed off questions about Trump’s offer by telling reporters to call Mitt Romney’s headquarters.

“Direct those questions to Boston, because Donald Trump is Mitt Romney’s biggest supporter, so he owns everything he says,” Plouffe told Politico.

Trump hasn’t been previously mom when it came to allegations about Mr Obama, which made some commentators to question why the Republican challenger Mitt Romney has failed to distance himself from the mogul.

Last year the White House released President Obama’s birth certificatel, showing he had been born in Hawaii and not Kenya as some conservatives had relentlessly insisted, The Telegraph reports.

“Sideshow Don” had been teasing his offer since Monday, promising to announce “something very, very big concerning the President.” There were speculations that Trump had stumbled onto damning information about Obama’s past.

Although the video uploaded to YouTube yesterday received a collective shrug on the campaign trail, the Twittersphere exploded with jeers, The New York Daily News writes.

“Please spend the $5 million on hats,” says in his Twitter post comedy writer Julieanne Smolinski, in a shot at his mysteriously styled hair.

“Donald Trump’s press conference today was the biggest letdown since Geraldo ‘opened’ Al Capone’s safe,” tweeted “Scandal” actor Joshua Malina.

“You know what else Donald Trump could do? Just give 5 million dollars to charity without asking for anything of anyone,” suggested writer Caissie St. Onge.

Americans and reporters compared The Donald to both a Bond villain and Dr. Evil from the “Austin Powers” movie franchise.

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