Donald Trump as he appeared in a YouTube video on Nov. 1, 2012
(WXIA) -- Donald Trump says that since President Obama did not take him up on his offer to release his college and passport records in exchange for Trump donating $5 million to the president's "favorite charity," the records must be "very bad."
"Obviously he wasn't born in this country or, if he was, he said he wasn't in order to receive financial aid and in order to have a clear and very easy path into a college or university," Trump said in a press release posted to his Facebook page Thursday.
Trump released an accompanying video on YouTube along with the release, blasting the president for not releasing the records.
Trump's initial offer was extended on October 24, and said that in exchange for the president releasing his college and passport records, that the television and real estate mogul would donate "at least $5 million" to a charity of the president's choice. The offer would have to have been accepted by the end of the day on October 31.
"The president is spending millions of dollars to continue to keep these records hidden," Trump said in the release.
"One day, the records will become public," Trump said on the video. "And when they do, people will say, 'Donald Trump was right.'"
The release reads as follows:
Today, President Obama failed to take advantage of Donald Trump's five million dollar offer to a charity of the President's choice by not being transparent and revealing his basic college and passport applications and records. In addition, the President is spending millions of dollars to continue to keep these records hidden. Mr. Trump stated, during the time of the offer, that he would have been willing to substantially increase the amount to a much higher number of dollars if the acceptable records were presented. If the President would have accepted Mr. Trump's offer, these funds could have provided substantial aid to a variety of great causes including the victims of Hurricane Sandy (separately and unrelated, Mr. Trump is already in the process of supporting the hurricane victims).
Millions of people want to see the President's college and passport records and applications because, if the records are different from what the President has said, under the Constitution, he would not be allowed to be President. For President Obama not to accept five million dollars (or much more) for his favorite charity can only mean one thing -- the records are very bad. Obviously he wasn't born in this country or, if he was, he said he wasn't in order to receive financial aid and in order to have a clear and very easy path into a college or university. Only a very stupid person would believe otherwise. There can be no other reason that so much money would not be so easily and routinely collected for charity.
The fact is, this may go down as the greatest con in the history of American politics or, perhaps, the greatest con of all time. Vast numbers of Americans want to know the truth. When these records actually do surface in the future, people will say, "Donald Trump was 100% correct." The press should no longer protect this President but should demand immediate transparency!
In April 2011, the White House provided a long-form copy of the president's birth certificate that indicates he was born in a hospital in Hawaii in 1961.
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