When Donald Trump demands $5 million, people tend to start talking. Apparently the real estate mogul is requesting the dough from Bill Maher after the comedian made an on-air offer (that may or may not have been a joke). On Jan. 9, The Hollywood Gossip reported that Trump took Maher up on his informal offer and produced his birth certificate -- in exchange for $5 million donated to charity. Sound familiar?
"On 'The Tonight Show,' $5 million to charity if Trump could prove he isn't the 'spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan,'" THG reports. On Tues., Trump called Maher's bluff, sent over his birth certificate, and then waited (impatiently) for the money.
In case Maher complies with Trump's demands of $5 million, The Donald has chosen his top 5 charities already. First on his list is of donations is Hurricane Sandy Relief. He also listed the Police Athletic League, The American Cancer Society, The March of Dimes, and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. All of these charities are deserving of money and many believe that Trump played a wise game here.
If Maher decides to hold up his end of the bargain, all five of the charities above could receive a check for one million each -- or Trump could decide how he wants to divvy up the cash. Do you think Bill Maher will donate the money?
Trump's $5 million demands may be met if Maher decides to play along. Any money that goes to charity out of this "bet" will be money well spent.
© Effie Orfanides 2013