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

(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.”

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reidsworld
Oct 31, 2012 5:37 PM CDT
Am sure this means that Colbert has extended his deadline as well. Goodie.
Tology
Oct 31, 2012 10:48 AM CDT
Trump is looking more and more like the village idiot. I hope Romney's big plans make him go broke.
gangass
Oct 31, 2012 2:39 AM CDT
They need to declare a state of emergency for whatever is on top of "THE DONALD's" head. If that thing flies off his head, who knows what kind of damage it could do!!! Call FEMA now, or maybe Animal Control!!! Run for your LIFE!!!