Donald Trump, last seen around here giving props to and then having his feelings hurt by Deadspin, is a well-known idiot. Even Brian Williams thinks so. But still, here Trump is, doing dumb things in public and here we are, posting about it. Donald's most recent offense? Suing Bill Maher over a clearly fake bet Maher made on The Tonight Show last month.
During his interview with Jay Leno, Maher joked that he would pay $5 million to charity of Trump's choosing if Trump provided proof he's not the "spawn of his mother having sex with orangutan."
This was a clear reference to Trump's worthless "October surprise," in which the toupee'd buffoon made a bet of his own.
"I have a deal for the president, a deal that I don't believe he can refuse, and I hope he doesn't. 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."
So Maher was making a joke, one that was obvious to everyone except Trump.
"I don't think he was joking. 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," Trump said on Fox News.
Pathetic delivery or not, Trump actually filed a lawsuit in a California court after providing proof that he was not, in spite of the evidence, the son of an orangutan. In fact, this is what Trump's attorney said:
"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.
Glad that's settled. As for the lawsuit's possibility of success, not even Trump is optimistic.
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