TRUMP THREATENS TO SUE BILL MAHER OVER 'BET'

February 5, 2013, 10:12 am Dylan Stableford The Hype

Donald Trump won't let the joke go.

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In an interview with "Fox & Friends" on Monday, Trump said he plans to sue Bill Maher over a joke the comedian made last month on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

During his interview with Leno, Maher joked he would donate $5 million to the charity of Trump's choice if the "Celebrity Apprentice" host could prove he's not the "spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan" -- mocking Trump's much-publicized announcement in October that he would donate $5 million to charity if President Barack Obama would release his college and passport records.

Through his lawyer, Trump fired off a copy of his birth certificate to Maher along with a letter demanding the money.

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

Trump is a man on a mission. Credit: Getty Images

The real estate mogul said he will sue Maher if the "Real Time" host doesn't make good on his pledge by noon.

"I don't think he was joking," Trump added. "He said it with venom. That was venom. That wasn't a joke. In fact he was nervous when he said it. It was a pathetic delivery, but he said, 'I will give' and I said I will accept, so let's see what happens."

In October, Trump announced he had "something very, very big concerning the president of the United States" -- something he said could "possibly" change the election-leading to speculation that the 66-year-old might have unearthed scandalous information about Obama.

"Barack Obama is the least transparent president in the history of this country," Trump said in a video shot from his New York office and uploaded to YouTube. "I'm very honoured to have gotten him to release his long-form birth certificate or whatever it may be.

"I have a deal for the president," Trump continued. "If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications and if he gives his passport applications and records, I will give to a charity of his choice -- inner-city children in Chicago, American Cancer Society, AIDS research, anything he wants -- a check immediately for $5 million."

Obama was unfazed. On "The Tonight Show," Obama joked to Leno that the bad blood between him and the "Celebrity Apprentice" star "dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya."

Related: What does Donald Trump want to hear from President Obama

Dylan Stableford writes for Yahoo! News

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  1. Steve11:43am Sunday 24th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Trump makes "Wanking" into an "art form". I mean, if you saw one of his products on the shelf in a store, would you buy it? Anything he makes? I wouldn't. Why does this jerk really make me switch the TV channel even if he is on for 2 seconds. At least when he appears with someone in politics to back them, I know straight away the person with him is another jerk. It does help in the political process I guess.

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  2. chanita10:39am Wednesday 06th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Trump doesn't look much different to our very own Orangutan pm except he doesn't abuse vowels when he speaks...If a person cannot articulate the language of their birthright doesn't say much for their intelligence...even Abbott, hopeless as he is, looms like a giant in comparison to our international embarrassment, Juliar Dullard. At least her ill-gotten reign will be over in a matter of months: Thank God (and the Aussie public!)

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  3. Martine B09:53am Wednesday 06th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    "Gutter level", inside-out.

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  4. Martine B09:50am Wednesday 06th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Agree with Steve K re- comments opened only when judged "suitable"!

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  5. Darren01:24am Wednesday 06th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Trump is the lowest sort of scum to walk the earth. I recall a couple of years back an Aussie block thought Trump was the antspants and tried to bring him out to Australia to do a seminar etc. Trump told him to organise it and, for a fee, Trump would go around spouting the usual #$%$ he does. At the last minute Trump cancelled, but because he has a trickey lawyer still made the Aussie bloke pay up. This ended up bankrupting the Aussie. One of the Current Affairs show tried to get Trump on camera but he suddenly became camera-shy. It could of been the he knew he had morally done the wrong thing. After this a few people I knew threw all his books away and any other Trump related items. So I dont think Trump can be hollier than thou about anthing especially charities and donations.

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  6. thomas11:59pm Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Russell Hayden, why the anti semetic connotations with calling our Prime Minister a "Ju" Liar? Are you a piece of naziscum? Or is it that you are just a moronic neo conservative piece of #$%$ Maybe you're one of Allan Jones' boys? Or maybe you just prefer Chrissy Pyne? Anyway, why the rhetoric about the P.M. continually lying about things? Don't you remember Abbott's confession that there are "...election promises you make that you have no intention of keeping." Is it ok for the mad monk to lie but not ok for the Prime Minister? Typical Liberal party hypocrite aren't you Russie. Oh, fair crack of the whip, fair suck of the sav, crikey, blimey, for Christs sake. Fair go. You bonzer, beauty. F'ing idiot.

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  7. Steve K10:17pm Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    When readers have opportunity to speak ill of a conservative, Yahoo7 opens up the comments feature. But when an article appears about the ALPs foul practices, no one can comment. Interesting.

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  8. Kim09:33pm Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    He is the ultimate pig of a man

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  9. attuross05:47pm Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    @Russell Hayden no female of any species could give birth to a brain dead creep like you. you were found floating with the rest of the turds at the sewerage farm, a stinking rotting piece of #$%$

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