The Donald strikes again: proving that he has zero sense of humor where he’s concerned, Donald Trump has sent a copy of his birth certificate to comedian Bill Maher, urging him to keep his promise and donate $5 million (€3.8 million) to a charity of his choice.
The tables have been turned.
The latest “controversy” began on Monday, when Maher told Jay Leno on his show that he would gladly donate that kind of money if Donald provided his birth certificate to prove he hadn’t been fathered by an orangutan.
Maher was obviously joking, since he also said that he would even consider donating the money to Hair Club for Men.
Trump is in no mood for jokes – but he’d very much like for Maher to make good on his promise.
Yahoo! News got a hold of an email sent by Trump to Maher, to which he attaches a copy of his birth certificate and, in return, asks for the donation money.
“Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump's birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan,” the email says.
“Please remit the $5 million to Mr. Trump immediately and he will ensure that the money be donated to the following five charities in equal amounts: Hurricane Sandy Victims, The Police Athletic League, The American Cancer Society, The March of Dimes, and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” it reads.
All jokes aside, if Maher agreed to pay up and Trump would donate the money as mentioned above, everybody would stand to win.
As of now, Maher is yet to respond to Trump – and his next move is anyone’s guess right now. However, it would be extremely kind of him if he actually turned his joke into such an altruistic gesture. Keep an eye on this space to find out if he does.