Donald Trump’s Charity

From The Smoking Gun:

Donald Trump is offering to donate $5 million to charity–just so long as President Barack Obama digs up and releases his passport and college records in the next week (to The Donald’s “satisfaction,” of course).

So this is what it takes to get the purported billionaire to act like a philanthropist?

As reported in these pages, the real estate developer is the country’s least charitable billionaire, a guy who has personally donated a combined $3.7 million to his foundation since 1990. In fact, the largest contributor to the Donald J. Trump Foundation is not the businessman himself, but rather the World Wrestling Federation, which has given the group $5 million in return for Trump’s participation in some WWE promotions.

In announcing his $5 million offer to Obama, the 66-year-old Trump suggested that the funds could benefit “inner city children in Chicago,” AIDS research, or the American Cancer Society. Trump, of course, never opened his foundation’s wallet in the wake of tragedies like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, or the Haiti earthquake.

While he amusingly refers to himself as an “ardent philanthropist,” Trump’s charitable activities make him the laughingstock of the uberwealthy. Over the past 21 years, Trump’s foundation (principally seeded by WWE money) has donated a total of $7.7 million.

Donald Trump Claims Barack Obama Bombshell

I’m sure this will be well-reasoned and rational:

Donald Trump said on “Fox & Friends” Monday that he’ll reveal “very big” news about President Barack Obama by Wednesday but declined to give any hints about his plan.

“Something very, very big concerning the president of the United States,” he said. “It’s going to be very big. I know one thing — you will cover it in a very big fashion.”

Trump, who said he will announce the news on Twitter “sometime probably Wednesday,” suggested it could “possibly” impact the election. The businessman, who considered a run for the White House but endorsed former Gov. Mitt Romney, has long been a high-profile Obama birther conspiracy theorist.

Update:

The big bombshell turns out to be Trump offering to give $5 million to a charity if Obama releases his college transcripts.

Indiana Senate candidate says pregnancy from rape is God’s intent

From the Chicago Tribune:

Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually won their support — and money — Mourdock could see both fade after telling a live television audience that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, “that’s something God intended.”

Mourdock, who’s been locked in one of the country’s most expensive and closely watched Senate races, was asked during the final minutes of a debate Tuesday night whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest.

“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen,” Mourdock said.

Update:
Romney supports this moron: