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8:12 pm - 02/04/2013

Trump Is Suing Maher Over $5M Birth Certificate Bet on 'Tonight Show'



Business mogul Donald Trump said Monday he plans to follow through with his promise to sue Bill Maher for $5 million for charity after the liberal comic failed to follow through on a public bet made last month.

"He promised me $5 million for charity if I provided certain information," Trump said Monday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "Well, I provided the information. He didn’t pay. So today I sue Bill Maher for $5 million for charity."

The host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" told Jay Leno during a January "Tonight Show" appearance that he was disappointed that Trump never released his own birth certificate, as the real estate mogul made such a big deal over President Barack Obama's parentage.

In light of Trump's $5 million offer to Obama to release his college records, Maher quipped that he would pay Trump $5 million to prove that he is not, as Maher put it, the spawn of a monkey.

Trump’s attorney Scott S. Balber released a letter following Maher’s comments and attached a copy of Trump’s birth certificate as proof, according to Politico.

"Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump’s birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan," Balber wrote in the letter.

The letter also designated the five charities Maher's $5 million is to go to: Hurricane Sandy Victims, the Police Athletic League, the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Trump voiced his feelings about the bet on Twitter after Maher's "Tonight Show" appearance.

.@billmaher was so nervous talking about me on the @jayleno show—I’ve never seen him like that!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2013

Lawyers have sent @billmaher demand notice and necessary documentation.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2013

I have accepted @billmaher’s $5 million offer paid to me for charity (made on the @jayleno show).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2013

I hope @billmaher pays quickly so that this money can immediately be given to the charities.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2013


Though many assumed the bet was in jest, Trump said that he didn't think the wager was a joke. "He said it with venom," Trump told Fox News Monday. "That was venom. That wasn't a joke. In fact, he was nervous when he said it. It was a pathetic delivery."

Maher has not yet commented on the suit.

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TMZ's got a pic. Hum, not "live birth?"
strwbrri_shrtck 5th-Feb-2013 06:48 am (UTC)
*sigh* find something more productive to do, Trump. "You're sued" is becoming this generation's "You're fired"...
scolaro 5th-Feb-2013 06:49 am (UTC)
chimbleysweep 5th-Feb-2013 06:50 am (UTC)
.@billmaher was so nervous talking about me on the @jayleno show—I’ve never seen him like that!

Wheezing.
circumambulate 5th-Feb-2013 06:54 am (UTC)
Can we just do a rigged 2-men-enter-0-leave cage match and call it good?
skellington1 5th-Feb-2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
MTE.
zinnia_rose 5th-Feb-2013 06:57 am (UTC)
Team nobody, tbh. They both suck.
tiddlywinks103 5th-Feb-2013 07:38 am (UTC)
Does his attention-whoring know no bounds? My GOD.
hey_kayla_jay 5th-Feb-2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
The certificate is obviously fake you guys.
redstar826 5th-Feb-2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
maybe we will get lucky and they will find a way to destroy each other? Otherwise, meh.
idemandjustice 5th-Feb-2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, look, two smug assholes having a fued.

But seriously, I don't think Maher's remarks were legally binding.
girly123 5th-Feb-2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
Whoever wins, we lose.
ultraelectric 5th-Feb-2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
I really wish Trump would go away, he sounds like a broken record and the fact that people keep giving him a platform and egging him on is ridiculous!
crossfire 5th-Feb-2013 04:53 pm (UTC)
ANNOYING EXTREMIST STRAIGHT CIS WHITE GUY I CHOOSE YOU oh wait
ytterbius 5th-Feb-2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
Curious, is "STRAIGHT CIS" part of the "ANNOYING EXTREMIST" derogatory, or is it just extraneous adjective?
crossfire 5th-Feb-2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I hadn't really thought about it that way. Do you think straight and cis qualify as annoying extremist? Annoying, certainly, but extremist?
wrestlingdog 5th-Feb-2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
Photobucket
paksenarrion2 6th-Feb-2013 04:53 am (UTC)
Perfect gif.

*right click/save*
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