It really wasn’t with Donald Trump in mind that I named the latest occasional open thread, “Waiting for the other shoe to drop;” nevertheless, it seems appropriate now, as there has been so much antwitterpation of Donald Trump’s “October Surprise” revelation about Barack Obama.
It turns out that birther concern troll Trump isn’t revealing anything about Obama beyond an offer to donate $5 million to charity if Obama releases his college and passport records. Big Bird could probably use the money right now. Trump is reported to have a net worth somewhere around $3 billion, so his offer amounts to .1% of his riches. I think Obama should hold out for a lot more money plus Romney’s tax returns.
So what is the reaction on Twitter? Samples from #trump:
- Somewhere right now, Barack Obama is laughing so hard milk is coming out of his nose.
- Donald #Trump is a national treasure. Do you know how hard it is to be the village idiot in a place as big as New York?
- Hey Democrats, let’s do it #Trump style and put out a reward for anyone willing to turn in Mitt Romney’s missing tax returns.
- Obama asks James Bond for help with Trump’s offer: http://youtu.be/FQw6u8oKHdo
- Obligatory Donald Trump mockery: Hey, #trump , I’ll donate $500 to the charity of your choice if you let me yank on your head ferret.
- That’s a Clown October Surprise, bro
- Willard Mitt Romney: October surprise: I’m a member of cult that wears robes behind closed doors and worships men on other planets
- I will donate $5 million to charity if Donald Trump will disclose what that thing is on his head
- #pointless and #trump are trending
- Remember that time when Geraldo opened up Al Capone’s vault and found nothing but some dusty bottles? That’s what this feels like.
- #Trump I’m mostly offended that you’d dangle $5mil over the heads of helpless people! As if their plight is a game!
- Exactly. Treating money like it is nothing when you could do tons of charitable works with it.
- Only a billionaire megalomaniac would attempt 2 bribe a President by withholding donations to charities #trump
- Donald Trump is the Honey Boo Boo of rich people #trump
- Donald Trump gets caught on tape pretending he has $5,000,000 dollars. His accountant demands answers… #trump
- Remember: It only counts as a letdown if you were expecting more.
- Someone should make a Kickstarter to offer #Trump 5 million to shut up about #Obama already.
- Donald Trump to announce plans to leap off Empire State Building, using his hair as a parachute #trump
You might ask about positive comments, but there weren’t any.