The offer fell flat -- Obama used it to get his biggest laugh on the Tonight Show.
Trump did not back down. "For President Obama not to accept $5 million (or much more) for his favorite charity can only mean one thing — the records are very bad," Trump said in a press release posted on his Facebook page. "Obviously he wasn't born in this country." Or, barring that, Obama must have claimed to be foreign born to gain acceptance to college. "Only a very stupid person would believe otherwise," Trump said.
But the country wasn't buying it. We all know what happened on Nov. 6. -- Chris Isidore