Donald Trump announced today that he has a gigantic bombshell about President Barack Obama that he will reveal on Wednesday.
Donald Trump told Fox & Friends this morning that he had “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States”.
“It’s going to be very big. I know one thing- you will cover it in a very big fashion,” he added.
Donald Trump wasn’t giving away any clues, however, but only went on to say that it could “possibly” play a role in the election.
The billionaire said he is waiting to Tweet the “large, bordering on gigantic <<news>> sometime probably Wednesday”.
Donald Trump has been one of the most outspoken critics of President Barack Obama and has also threatened to run against him.
He has also toured New Hampshire and said very clearly that he was seriously contemplating a presidential run.
Later he became something of a political touchstone for the various Republican candidates and eventually endorsed Mitt Romney.
Donald Trump has been extremely vocal as a so-called birther conspiracy theorist, claiming that Barack Obama was born outside of the United States making him unable to run for President.
He believes that his Hawaiian birth certificate is fake or non-existent.
In April 2011, Donald Trump announced that he paid to have a team of investigators to Hawaii to truly delve into the issue.
In response, Barack Obama released the long form edition of his birth certificate after spending years refusing to do so.
“Normally, I would not comment on something like this…I’ve got other things to do,” Barack Obama said at the time.
This is the second time in as many months that Donald Trump has said that he has a big surprise that would be damaging to the President, though the last time he said so – in the days leading up to the Republican National Convention – nothing came of it.
Donald Trump’s announcement comes the same day as another surprise: a mysterious website called “The October Surprise” says that it will release documents at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
Very little is known about the creators of the site, the type of documents that they are referring to, or even their intended target.
The Twitter bio for the site simply reads: “One of your presidential candidates isn’t being honest with you. Stay tuned to find out which one it is.”
The big reveal will take place just hours before the third and final debate which is dedicated to foreign policy. As a result, spectators believe that the documents- which allegedly are muzzed and used as the picture on The October surprise sites- relate to a foreign issue.
“We can’t predict media/campaign reaction, but the content is irrefutable,” the creators wrote to one Twitter inquiry.
Sensing a playful competition between the two reveals, The October Surprise tweeted at Donald Trump, saying that they beat him by making a big announcement. There is no telling if the two announcements are related in any way.
While The October Surprise is keeping both candidates in the dark, Donald Trump was not as impartial.
The billionaire businessman-turned-reality star and Barack Obama have a barbed relationship on both sides. Donald Trump repeatedly called Barack Obama “the worst president ever”, and Obama referred to Trump as a “carnival barker” once he released the long form birth certificate.
Barack Obama also spent a portion of his speech at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in April 2011 taking jabs at Donald Trump.
“Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald,” Barack Obama said in the speech.
“And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter – like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”
Over the past year, Donald Trump’s birther rhetoric has died down significantly and he has focused his attention to the Republican primary race, eventually supporting Mitt Romney’s bid.
Though his endorsement came in May, the latest endorsement from the Trump clan came just three days ago. Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka is married to Jared Kushner, the owner of The New York Observer. While there was no mention of the paper’s ties to the real estate mogul, it did surprise some to see the paper reverse it’s 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama and come out in favor of Mitt Romney just three days ago.