Trump's Obama Bombshell Fizzles

His "October surprise" announcement rehashes old Birther claims and offers a deal to the president.

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Donald Trump's "October surprise" announcement on Wednesday was a real snoozer. According to ABCNews.com:

Donald Trump today pledged $5 million to a charity of President Obama's choice, provided the president makes public his college applications and transcripts and releases his passport history, a far cry from the October-surprise bombshell Trump had promised.

Calling the offer a "major announcement," Trump released a video via Twitter at noon to much ballyhoo, and his online followers grew by the hundreds in the moments before the video was released.

"I have a deal for the president," Trump said. "If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, and passport application and records, I will give to a charity of his choice, a check immediately for $5 million."

Here's the cheeky letter he released on his Facebook page today:

Read more at ABCNews.com.

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