Donald Trump has made his long-awaited ‘major announcement’ about President Obama – but the news is rather less earth-shattering than was promised.
The tycoon has challenged Obama to release his college records and passport application – and has promised to donate $5million to a charity of the President’s choice if he does so.
Trump made his offer in a YouTube video released at noon today, two days after promising to make a ‘gigantic’ announcement about Obama which could change the course of the presidential race.
The Apprentice star previously denied staging a publicity stunt, insisting the announcement is ‘not a media event’, but instead is ‘about the United States of America’.
A number of sensational claims about the content of the message had been swirling around the web for three days – one pundit with links to the billionaire even suggested that he was set to unearth divorce papers between Obama and his wife Michelle.
However, the man himself tweeted, ‘All predictions re: my 12 o’clock release are totally incorrect. Stay tuned!’ – and some may be disappointed by the relatively tame nature of the announcement.
Trump set the hare running on Monday by claiming that he was set to make an announcement today that would be ‘bordering on gigantic’ and that it would ‘possibly’ change the presidential race.
But when the announcement finally came, in the form of a YouTube video and accompanying Facebook post, it was somewhat less explosive than promised.