October 24th, 2012
09:14 PM ET

The October surprise that wasn't: Donald Trump's latest gimmick falls flat

Real estate mogul Donald Trump promised a bombshell concerning President Barack Obama. Trump said on "Fox and Friends" Monday, “It’s going to be very big. I know one thing — you will cover it in a very big fashion.”

The overly-hyped announcement turned out to be a media stunt to bate the President in exchanging his private information for money for a charity of his choice.

"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 - anything he wants, a check immediately for 5 million dollars," said Trump.

OutFront tonight: Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi and top surrogate for Mitt Romney and Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm, who's also the host of "The War Room" on Current TV.

Trump's new charity drive

In a much-hyped announcement, real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump pulled yet another flashy move on Wednesday offering a monetary incentive in exchange for private information from President Barack Obama's past.

Trump, in a stunt designed to draw media attention and set afire the conservative blogosphere, said he would donate $5 million to charity if the president released his college records and passport applications.


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