Trump demands $5 million from Bill Maher over birth certificate

Posted at 6:47 AM, Jan 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-10 06:47:54-05

Donald Trump is demanding comedian Bill Maher make good on a promise and cough up $5 million.

Earlier this week, Maher was a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

During his interview with Leno, Maher mocked Trump’s movement demanding President Obama’s birth certificate. Maher said he would pay $5 million to a charity of Trumps choice if he could prove he wasn’t a “spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”

Maher showed a photo of a orangutan during the interview and compared their hair color.

On Tuesday, Trump’s attorney released a copy of Trumps’ birth certificate along with a copy of a letter sent to Maher:

January 8, 2013

Mr. Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher
CBS Studios
7800 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Dear Mr. Maher:

I represent Mr. Donald J. Trump.  I write on his behalf to accept your offer (made during the Jay Leno Show on January 7, 2013) that Mr. Trump prove he is not the “spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”

Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump’s birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan. Please remit the $5 million to Mr. Trump immediately and he will ensure that the money be donated to the following five charities in equal amounts: Hurricane Sandy Victims, The Police Athletic League, The American Cancer Society, The March of Dimes, and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Scott S. Balber