The “Apprentice” star appeared on CNN to defend his $5 million offer as a “tremendous” opportunity for the president. Jimmy Kimmel said the plan sounded like a Lex Luthor scheme.
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Trump touted the offer during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Wednesday night, expressing confidence the president would take him up on his offer.
“It’s a tremendous thing for the president,” Trump said. “He gets to spend and give $5 million to a charity of his choice, and all he has to do is release papers that will sort of explain a little bit about the president.”
When Morgan expressed doubt the president would go along with the plan, Trump countered.
“I think he will do it,” Trump said. “There will be nobody happier than me if I can sign that check.”
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President Barack Obama on the other hand was busy making his fifth appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. When the conversation turned to Donald Trump’s “big announcement”: his plea for Obama to release his college applications and passport records in return for a $5 million charity donation. Obama said the feud, which Leno compared to his relationship with David Letterman, “dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya. We had constant run-ins on the soccer field. He wasn’t very good and resented it. When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over.”
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