Donald Trump's 'Very Big' Obama Announcement: Hollywood Reacts
Donald Trump's hype, teasing a "very big" bombshell that would affect the presidential election, turned out to be a dud. And people in Hollywood, who know a thing or two about hype, are responding with raspberries.
Trump teased the American people this week with a tweet, claiming: "I have something very, very big concerning the president of the United States." He added, "It's very big, bigger than anybody would know."
But all the buildup turned out to be much ado about nothing. In a video message released Wednesday, the billionaire businessman offered President Barack Obama "a deal I don’t believe he can refuse and I hope he doesn't." The terms? The Apprentice star will donate $5 million to charity if the Commander-in-Chief releases his applications and records for both college and his passport. The deadline? Oct. 31 at 5 PM.
"If he does that, to my satisfaction…this check is delivered immediately," Trump said. "A lot of people will be very, very happy to see this happen. Frankly, it's a check that I very much want to write…. Mr. President, not only will I be happy — and totally satisfied — but the American people will be happy."
But it seems Trump's self-indulgent proposition has made Hollywood anything but happy.
Though Trump thinks Obama "will be doing a great service for the country if he does this," many left-leaning celebrities simply scoffed at the real estate mogul and his lofty proposal. (So did some right-leaning ones, like Drew Carey.)
Adam Levine: Will someone tell Donald Trump that we don't live in Gotham City?
Rainn Wilson: I will pay 5 million dollars to see copies of Donald Trump's humility.
Stephen Colbert: Trump wants Obama's documents by Halloween, because that night he plans to go see the movie FUN SIZE, written by my writer Max Werner.
Bill Maher: Assclown/Disgrace to NYC Donald Trump always bragging he's worth billions so his 5 mil offer to Obama really quite chincy.
Drew Carey: Someone should make a Kickstarter to offer #Trump 5 million to shut up about #Obama already.
Mia Farrow: No one cares what Donald Trump thinks
Whoopi Goldberg: I'm just blown away by the level of comfort folks like Pallin &Trump feel in doing & saying stuff
Josh Groban: For Halloween I'm going to be Donald Trump! Gonna comb over my hair and not give 5 million dollars to charity!
Andy Cohen: I am giving Mr. Trump a 5pm deadline to deal w/ the hair.
Lisa Ling: Is anyone else over Donald Trump?
Ricky Gervais: I will give $500 to charity if Donald Trump gives up his hairdresser's passport and college records.
Kal Penn: Trump's video was cray. But seriously, I'll donate $50 to the charity of Gov Romney's choice if he releases all his tax returns. (Crickets)
Albert Brooks: I will offer Donald Trump $200 if he shows me proof of circumcision.
Christine Teigen: birth certificate. college records. when can we just say trump is a racist who thinks our black president is a Kenya-born liar?
Elizabeth Banks: Ohio! In honor of Donald Trump, consider Early Voting. Find your voting location. Don't boo, vote!
Barbara Boxer: I will give $50 to the charity of Donald Trump’s choice if he stops trying to make this election about himself. Who’s with me?
Michael Ian Black: Does anybody know how to get the stink of Trump off a computer monitor?
Frank Rich: See Trump's $5M and double it: $10M donation to Mitt's favorite charity (we know what it is) if he releases all tax returns
Rob Delaney: I have PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF that Donald Trump slipped in a puddle of his own semen in 1991 & sustained traumatic brain/hair injury.
Morgan Freeman: Donald Trump is the Honey Boo Boo of rich people.