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Exclusive: Trump Lambastes Obama for Missing Deadline
The Blaze ^ | 11/1/12 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 11/01/2012 3:37:36 PM PDT by Mozilla

After making a $5 million offer to President Barack Obama in exchange for his passport and college records last week (then extending his self-imposed deadline until today at noon) business mogul Donald Trump has taken to Twitter and YouTube to lambaste the president for a supposed lack of transparency. Following Obama’s failure to meet the due date, Trump spoke with TheBlaze in detail.

In an exclusive interview, he explained that the end date for the offer was extended from 5 p.m. on October 31 to this afternoon as a result of Hurricane Sandy. As for the response he’s received so far, Trump claims many Americans are confused and do not understand why Obama has refused, thus far, to release his records.

“People don’t know — people don’t understand why he wouldn’t do this,” Trump said of his offer to the president.

The businessman also reiterated that he would have gone above and beyond offering the $5 million — if Obama was willing to produce the stated documents (although he didn’t name a specific amount of money beyond that benchmark).

“If the wrong things are down in the application, he can’t be president,” Trump insisted in his Blaze interview. “There has to be something very wrong. I’m not surprised that he didn’t take it.”

As for critics who claim that Trump has acted in a racist manner in waging his attacks against Obama, the businessman flatly denied the charge.

“Any time you attack Obama, it’s a racist act,” he said, going on to say that there have been no racial elements associated with his questions about Obama’s records.

“If you attack him on the economy it’s a racist act,” he scoffed.

During today’s video announcement, Trump discussed similar themes. In addition to lambasting Obama, he noted the causes to which the president could have given the funds — to wounded warriors, the American Cancer Society or “the relatives of the victims of Benghazi.” Considering recent events, Trump called the latter option “an appropriate situation.”

“Very sadly for the country, for a charity — and for the president himself, President Obama has just missed the deadline and now a charity of his choice will not be receiving $5 million — or as I stated much more than $5 million,” Trump proclaimed in the clip.

During his Blaze interview and in an associated press release Trump also noted that Hurricane Sandy cleanup would have been another viable place for the $5 million to be allocated.

“He spent millions of dollars in legal fees to keep his records secret,” he continued in the video. ”Someday those papers will come out and people will say, you know what, Donald Trump was right.”

Watch Trump’s announcement, below:


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collegerecords; obama; passport; trump
Donald Trump's Response To President Obama's Lack Of Transparency
1 posted on 11/01/2012 3:37:43 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Trump is an idiot.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 3:42:36 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Mozilla

Sorry Donald, you’ve jumped the shark.

Maybe next election cycle.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 3:43:02 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Mozilla

Translated, he didn’t have anything.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 3:48:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: DallasSun

Trump is a hack who has been using people to get into the limelight. He has nothing of value to offer.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 3:50:42 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Yes. I agree. He is starting to look pathetic. Wants the attention.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 3:52:30 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

The fact remains, he made the offer, he ponied up the cash, Obama still kept his records secret.

IMHO, as long as he has gone this far, he might as well double-down.

Get some other people to cough up a mil or two. If the kitty gets up to something like $50 million, people are going to seriously start to wonder what Obama is trying to hide.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 3:59:10 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: DallasSun

The fact remains, he made the offer, he ponied up the cash, Obama still kept his records secret.

IMHO, as long as he has gone this far, he might as well double-down.

Get some other people to cough up a mil or two. If the kitty gets up to something like $50 million, people are going to seriously start to wonder what Obama is trying to hide.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 3:59:17 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Mozilla

OK now go away.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 4:01:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Mozilla

Please stop making up look bad Donald. You’re done!


10 posted on 11/01/2012 4:01:57 PM PDT by ocloc13
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To: Ronin

No they aren’t. It will just make Trump look crazier and crazier. One does not ever dignify something like this in politics. Rise above it. ..or dignify it period.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 4:03:22 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Mozilla

This is very lame. I thought maybe he had the passport application or something because it kept referencing that specifically. But, apparently, he has NADA. All his cash and he’s got exactly nothing. He either didn’t look very hard, is full of crap or this stuff is nailed down in a vault 20,000 leagues under the sea somewhere.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: DallasSun

“Trump is an idiot.”

I don’t think so. The message Trump was amplifying was that Obama has something to hide... And he’s right and he’s willing to put his money where his mouth is. I of course would vote for anyone over Obama, so it didn’t effect me, but to a portion of the sub-normal IQ folks it has to raise a question.

Someone has to keep this question out there... Why not produce the documents if there’s nothing to hide?

Trump has a big following and there will be folks that won’t vote for him based on this.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 4:06:56 PM PDT by babygene
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To: Ronin

Even idiots have to ask themselves..”Why won’t he free up his records?” Can they really be that bad? Could they really disqualify him? Could they take down the whole Democrat Party leadership? Could it shake the country to its foundations? IMHO...Damn right it could! The Donald may be a bit of a showboat but in this case “Money is talking and BS is walking”.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 4:09:28 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: babygene

I disagree. I do not know anyone who is interested in anything Trump is doing. This includes the Republican Party chiefs in Texas. I have not heard one word about this since Trump first made this announcement. No one cares. He just looks foolish. I do not know who the sub normal IQ people to whom you are referring are. Guess I am lucky. I like my world. :-)


15 posted on 11/01/2012 4:12:26 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: babygene

Also, we have not, nor will we ever, hear one word from the Romney campaign re: the President’s college records or birth certificate. Trump has no following. Not that I know of. Can’t imagine who they would be.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 4:15:00 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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Trump is rumored to have a seat in the upcoming Romney Admin.
Secretary of Offense


17 posted on 11/01/2012 4:15:00 PM PDT by RBStealth
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To: Mozilla

There are a lot of charities in New York and New Jersey that could use with $5 million right now. But Obama doesn’t care.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 4:18:45 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Mozilla

The Donald should spend his $5M in Chicago and Gurnee to investigate “Bath-House Barry”, a wild limo ride, life on the down-low and on the “program” at TUCC, and the death of Wright’s choir director, Donald Young. Maybe Trump can media-whore with Gloria Allred and then truly help Donald Young’s mother get some answers. No justice, no peace. $5M in 5 days...might help.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 4:21:10 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: DallasSun

Trump an idiot. The posters on this board are becoming grouchy old men— each one try to prove he is grouchiest than the last. I say go Trump.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 4:32:24 PM PDT by grumpa
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To: DallasSun

“Trump has no following.”
Yes he does.
Donald Trump twitter: 1,747,817 Followers


21 posted on 11/01/2012 4:35:56 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: grumpa

Well, you ol’ grumpa....that would make me a “grumpette” methinks. Does not make me grumpy. I find it more embarrassing. I am with others in the party that just want this to go away. Makes us look foolish. Why should we be painted with Trump’s brush? The left have their looney tunes also. Why do they not get painted? Because, as we have, they just ignore it, rise above it and hope it goes away quickly. And hello to you grumpa...from this grumpette.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 4:37:51 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
Trump is an idiot.,/I>

He got the problem with the usurper out in the public eye during early voting. What have you done?

23 posted on 11/01/2012 4:40:45 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: bgill

No. He did not. No one paid any attention. Have you seen or heard a mention of this anywhere..or from anyone? I have been with alot of republicans during the primary and early voting. Not one has said one word about Trump. And I have heard not a word or read a word since his announcement. Everyone ignored him.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 4:47:51 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Mozilla

Trump does the country a service illustrating the fact that Obama has never released his college transcripts. Too bad the vast majority will not see it. I think Romney should have asked Obama to his face about his Connecticut SS# in the second debate.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 4:58:31 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Mozilla
If Trump wants credibility on this, he donates the $5M to Benghazi families or whomever else he prefers ANYWAY !
26 posted on 11/01/2012 5:01:15 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: mnehring
Translated, he didn’t have anything.

The punk called your bluff, Donnie. Bronco Bama is stupid, but he's not THAT stupid.

27 posted on 11/01/2012 5:27:03 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: DallasSun

” I do not know who the sub normal IQ people to whom you are referring are”

People with an IQ under 100.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 5:52:20 PM PDT by babygene
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To: Mozilla

Being able to write no-limit checks on someone else’s bottomless bank account, $5M is nothing to the Obama. He just spent a mere 4 years running up a million times that and stuck a billion people with the bill. To the Obama, Trump’s offer is little more than pocket lint.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 6:15:02 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Mozilla

Trump should offer $1M for an original copy of Obama’s college transcripts/applications. Some adventurous hacker will get into Columbia or Harvard and be rich...


30 posted on 11/01/2012 7:05:58 PM PDT by 2010Freeper
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To: DallasSun
I do not know who the sub normal IQ people to whom you are referring are. Guess I am lucky. I like my world. :-)

You don't? :-)

Trump has no following. Not that I know of. Can’t imagine who they would be.

You can't?

I know who they are not - Obama voters.

31 posted on 11/01/2012 8:49:47 PM PDT by CatDancer (Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 2 Cor.3:17)
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To: Right Wing Assault

You seem to think Trump is foolish for trying to make Obama show his cards for the first time after a four-hour card game where he brazenly bluffed nearly every hand dealt.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 8:58:09 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: TauntedTiger
You seem to think Trump is foolish for trying to make Obama show his cards...

I certainly do. There is NO gain in it for Bronco Bama. He couldn't care less that $5 million didn't go to a charity. He knows revealing those records will destroy him, his family, and some of the reputation he has with white liberals, and maybe even a few percent of his black supporters. Maybe even a few muzzlems, Chicoms, and Russian commies.

Even if obama was suspected that Trump already had the info, he would lose in either case. Safest thing for him to do is to ignore Trump. If Trump doesn't have the goods, Donnie ends up looking really stupid. If he does have the goods, he should come out with it NOW and look like a genius. Don't wait until next Wednesday.

33 posted on 11/02/2012 1:44:32 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: CatDancer

No. I do not know the sub normal IQ people are to whom you are referring. And.....Absolutely NO...I cannot imagine anyone following Donald Trump. Can you? Truly?


34 posted on 11/02/2012 2:30:14 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: babygene

I guess I am lucky I do not know those people, babygene.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 2:47:11 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

Let me put it this way... If the average IQ in this country is 100 (that’s what it was until lately). then half of the population is below the average IQ.

Half (get it; one out of two). Yes you do know these people... A disproportionate percentage of these people are democrats.


36 posted on 11/02/2012 4:31:05 PM PDT by babygene
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To: babygene

You mean half are below the median IQ.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 4:35:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: babygene

I know some awfully smart democrats...and some not so bright. Also, the other way around though.Probably balances itself out.


38 posted on 11/02/2012 4:45:16 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: dfwgator

“You mean half are below the median IQ.”

Good for you. you picked up on that.. True, it’s really median but even average IQ folks don’t know what median is.

Average is close enough for government work.


39 posted on 11/02/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by babygene
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To: Mozilla

I think The Donald made a very well-thought-out move - go get em psychologically. Hearing the brown clown thin skinned.

Stir up the illegal alien’s pot - who knows what might float out.


40 posted on 11/02/2012 5:37:13 PM PDT by PraiseTheLord
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To: Right Wing Assault

One thing for sure, Obama is no genius!


41 posted on 11/02/2012 8:02:51 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: babygene
"Someone has to keep this question out there... Why not produce the documents if there’s nothing to hide?"

I think Trump is pretty funny and very powerful and also full of hot air sometimes, but he's also got to be a thorn in Obama's side - "and that's a good thing"....

Enough to keep Obama off his game in these dwindling days until the 1st Tuesday!

42 posted on 11/02/2012 9:50:44 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: RBStealth
"Trump is rumored to have a seat in the upcoming Romney Admin.

Secretary of Offense"

BWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWA.............(good one).

I actually kind of like Trump. I really don't know why, tho. *shrug*

43 posted on 11/02/2012 9:55:45 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: tomkat
"If Trump wants credibility on this, he donates the $5M to Benghazi families or whomever else he prefers ANYWAY !"

I think that would be most fitting and very humanitarian if Trump did this for the families of the Americans killed in Benghazi.

He's always got another $5 mil lying around if he needs it later for Obama.

44 posted on 11/02/2012 10:03:21 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: 2010Freeper
"Trump should offer $1M for an original copy of Obama’s college transcripts/applications. Some adventurous hacker will get into Columbia or Harvard and be rich..."

I bet, in Trump's mind, the offer of $5 mil is still out there, and, that since Obama hasn't come through, the next step can be to open to all comers.

45 posted on 11/02/2012 10:07:20 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: Ronin

Your post appeared twice. That’s okay, I’ll count it as my post, if that is all right, because I agree with you!


46 posted on 11/03/2012 10:33:49 AM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: hummingbird

Excellent idea! I like that kind of efficiency!


47 posted on 11/03/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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