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Donald Trump's 'October Surprise' leaves bad taste with celebs

October 25, 2012|By Patrick Kevin Day

Donald Trump's Wednesday presidential race "game changer" turned out to be anything but. The "Celebrity Apprentice" host promised he had information that would have a dramatic effect on the race for the White House between President Obama and Mitt Romney, but the short two-minute video released on YouTube turned out to be a bizarre offer from Trump to donate $5 million to Obama's favorite charity if the president released his college records and passport information sufficiently to Trump's liking before Wednesday. 

The tone of the video sounded a bit like a ransom demand, which wasn't lost on a few celebrities commenting on Twitter.

"Will someone tell Donald Trump we don't live in Gotham City?" said Maroon 5 singer and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine.

"The Office" star Rainn Wilson tweeted, "I will pay 5 million dollars to see copies of Donald Trump's humility."

Singer Josh Groban tweeted, "For Halloween I'm going to be Donald Trump! Gonna comb over my hair and not give 5 million dollars to charity!"

A few comedians decided to turn the tables on Trump, getting a little personal with him.

Albert Brooks tweeted, "I will offer Donald Trump $200 if he shows me proof of circumcision."

And Ricky Gervais offered, "I will give $500 to charity if Donald Trump gives up his hairdresser's passport and college records."

But all the celebrities in the world can react to Trump, but the only response that matters is President Obama's. And Obama got a chance Wednesday night to respond to Trump on "The Tonight Show."

"What's this thing with Trump and you?" Leno asked.

"This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya," Obama responded. "We had constant run-ins on the soccer field. He wasn't very good and resented it. When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over."

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