So it seems, despite suggestions to the contrary, that Donald Trump is not the spawn of lovemaking orangutans.
Wonders never cease.
Trump has adamantly refuted the allegations, first leveled by political comedian Bill Maher, and the gazillionaire mogul even provided his birth certificate to prove his membership in the species homo sapiens.
Trump has now threatened to sue Maher for the $5 million wager he made that Trump would provide no such proof to refute his monkey lineage.
Maher’s logic was sound: “The color of (Trump’s) hair, and the color of an orange orangutan, are the only two things in nature of the same color.”
It’s tough to refute science like that.
But Trump, apparently failing to see the irony in the whole show-me-a-birth-certificate schtick, publicly released his birth records last month.
Now he insists that Maher should cough up the $5 million, to be donated to a charity of Trump’s choice.
“He promised me $5 million for charity if I provided certain information,” Trump told Fox & Friends yesterday. “I provided the information. He didn’t pay. So today I sue Bill Maher for $5 million for charity.”
Should Maher be held financially accountable for what amounted to a silly joke? Probably not.
But he’d be wise to pay up anyway, just in case an aggravated Trump starts throwing feces.