Real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump unveiled his announcement of “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States” this afternoon. Mr. Trump’s promised major revelation prompted widespread rumors he might reveal something about President Barack Obama’s marriage or past drug-related activity. In the end, Mr. Trump used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to present a deal he hopes will yield new information about the president’s college years.
“I have a deal for the president–a deal that I do not believe he can refuse. If Barack Obama agrees (or has the universities and colleges agree) to give all of his college records and applications and if he provides all of his passport records and applications, I will give to a charity of his choice…a check for five million dollars,” Mr. Trump said in a press release that was posted on his Facebook and Twitter pages.
Donald Trump made headlines yesterday by promising to unveil “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States.” Mr. Trump is keeping his “big Obama announcement” under wraps for now, and at least one online gambling operation is taking bets about what presidential surprise the real estate mogul and reality television star has in store.
Reality television star, real estate mogul and former Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump thinks former Congressman Anthony Weiner is trying to make a comeback after his sex scandal last year. Mr. Trump does not like this one bit.
“Degenerate former Congressman Anthony Weiner is trying to make a comeback. He is a sick & perverted man that New York does not want or need,” wrote Mr. Trump on his Twitter page this afternoon.
Today, political types were spending too much time in McDonald’s and reliving the 90′s. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail.
Today, political types were chatting about Bob Dylan tunes and fear and loathing at Donald Trump’s Vegas fundraiser. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail.
As political adages go, “the best defense is a good offense” never made much sense to begin with, and taken literally, would be hard to carry out. Avoid talking about your record by talking about other guys? Fend off damaging stories by planting damaging ones? Toilet paper his campaign office?
But the Obama campaign has been elevating the dictum to an art form, although they are tweaking it a bit. In the Obama telling, a good offense is taking offense.
President Barack Obama’s campaign “truth team” released a web video this afternoon saying that, by attending a fundraiser with real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump in Las Vegas tonight, Mitt Romney has proved that, unlike John McCain, he’s not willing to stand up to “the voices of extremism in his party.” The video begins with a clip of Mr. McCain refuting a supporter at a rally who claimed the president was “an Arab.”
“As the Republican nominee, John McCain stood up to the voices of extremism in his party,” text flashing across the screen informs the viewer. “Why won’t Mitt Romney do the same?”
Today, political types were focused on the Trump Super PAC, trolls and Newt Gingrich’s love of animals. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail.
Mr. Romney suffered a 1-2 punch of losses last night, coming in a close third place in the Alabama and Mississippi primaries. But those defeats were brushed off at a pair of fundraisers for Mr.Romney at the Waldorf-Astoria, according to several sources who attended them.
“The mood was great,” said John Catsimatidis, the supermarket magnate who hosted the afternoon fundraiser. ”The media doesnt always reflect reality. More delegates were won last night by Romney voters than by any of the rest of them. When the media says its a big win for Santorum, they are not telling the truth.It’s basic math. Do you own homework and add the numbers. The truth is the truth.”
Governor Cuomo quietly made a pick for the state’s ethics commission.
Shelly Silver approves.
The appointment does raise questions.
Time magazine profiled Preet Bharara.
Eliot Spitzer debated tax policy.
Tom DiNapoli says New York’s economic rebound is geographically uneven.
Mark Murphy raises $100,000 in a week.
The rest of the Congressional fundraising numbers.