Donald Trump was in the news Wednesday for his $5 million offer to charity for President Obama to release his school records. The offer, hyped as a 'bombshell' that would reshape the election in two weeks, failed to live up to the hype.
The announcement has, however, managed to help Donald Trump avoid an embarrassing news cycle of his own.
The renowned real estate mogul and "Birther" conspiracy theorist is a vocal and active surrogate for the Mitt Romney campaign. Trump has found ways to stay in the headlines, whether it's controversy over his reality television program or his potential run at the Republican nomination.
Trump's announcement today appears to be an attempt to tamp down coverage of the Trump Organization being fired on Tuesday as the management company for Trump Place.
Effective Nov. 1, AKAM Living Services will take over the management duties of Trump Place. The upscale New York City condominium felt it was time to make a change. Condominium board members said they had given the Trump Organization several years to improve their service. The service did not improve to the board's satisfaction.
The Trump Organization claimed they were unaware of the change in management companies. The board notified Trump that his services would no longer be necessary last week. It was not long after when Trump began spreading word of his 'major announcement'.
Trump's faced his own share of negative headlines over the years. Divorce, bankruptcy, claims of false advertising, and struggling casino investments have all dogged Trump. Despite these negative headlines, he has continued to believe he is the man with the golden touch.
Trump Place, which bears the Trump name, believes the change will help the condominium to maintain its reputation as a high end community in New York.
It's fitting irony the man who trademarked "You're Fired!" is being fired from his own building.