Donald Trump called in this morning to Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” to announce his plan to sue Bill Maher, the star of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” for allegedly welching on a $5 million dare, reports TheWrap.com.
Maher joked during an appearance last month on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” about the veracity of Trump’s claims about his background. The piece reports: “Maher made light of Trump’s questioning of Barack Obama’s birthplace by joking that Trump was spawned from sex between a human and an orangutan. He told ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno that he would pony up $5 million for charity if Trump offered proof of his lineage.”
Trump later provided a copy of his birth certificate to Yahoo News and demanded that Maher cough up the $5 million.
Now Trump appears to be tired of waiting. He said today: “He promised me $5 million for charity if I provided certain information. Well, I provided the information. He didn’t pay. So today I sue Bill Maher for $5 million for charity.”
After it was suggested that Maher was joking, Trump said: “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. But he said, ‘I will give,’ and said, ‘I will accept.'”
A spokesperson for Maher had not yet answered a request to comment for the story.