The bet/feud between the two, you may recall, stemmed from Maher’s appearance on Jay Leno‘s show, when he said he would give Trump $5 million to give to a charity of his choice if Trump proved he was not the “spawn” of an orangutan. This, of course, was a spoof pegged off Trump’s $5 million offer to Obama.
Well, Trump released his birth certificate (literally noting he is not the son of an orangutan), demanding Maher pay up — later threatening to sue. On Monday morning, he told Fox & Friends that he does plan to sue Maher, around noon today.
“He promised me $5 million for charity if I provided certain information,” Trump said. “Well I provided the information. He didn’t pay. So today I sue Bill Maher for $5 million for charity.”
“I accepted the offer immediately, and he didn’t come through with the $5 million,” he added.
And while some may argue Maher was joking, Trump begged to differ.
“I don’t think he was joking. He said it with venom,” Trump said. “That was venom. That wasn’t a joke. In fact he was nervous when he said it. It was a pathetic delivery.”
Take a look, via Fox News:
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