Trump to Obama: OK, Deadline Extended

Hurricane Sandy probably has prez a little preoccupied

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 30, 2012 10:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – Donald Trump is nothing if not magnanimous. Considering President Obama is currently dealing with the devastation of a superstorm and probably hasn’t had time to dig around for his college transcripts, Trump is giving him some extra time to earn $5 million for his favorite charity. “Because of the hurricane, I am extending my 5 million dollar offer for President Obama’s favorite charity until 12PM on Thursday,” Trump tweeted today. The original deadline was 5pm tomorrow.

Trump's, er, generosity inspired a heaping helping of Twitter fury—including multiple suggestions that he shut up and put up $5 million for hurricane relief—but perhaps Slate writer Dave Weigel summed it all up in a retweet: “You’re scum.” Earlier on Twitter, Trump had been complaining about the hurricane, calling it “good luck” for Obama because “he will buy the election by handing out billions of dollars” and also “be seen … standing in water and rain like he is a real President—don’t fall for it.”

Donald Trump speaks during Convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Donald Trump speaks during Convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.   (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)
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