David Axelrod Convinces Donald Trump To Donate To Epilepsy Research On Twitter

FILE - In this file photo taken April 25, 2011, Donald Trump is interviewed in New York. A spokesman for Trump said, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, the businessman and television host changed his voter registration in New York state from Republican to unaffiliated, preserving his option to seek the presidency in 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - In this file photo taken April 25, 2011, Donald Trump is interviewed in New York. A spokesman for Trump said, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, the businessman and television host changed his voter registration in New York state from Republican to unaffiliated, preserving his option to seek the presidency in 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

David Axelrod had fun with this year’s election.

First, he made a bet with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to shave off his mustache if President Obama lost Michigan, Minnesota or Pennsylvania. Then on Nov. 8, Obama's senior campaign strategist had a positive Twitter exchange with Donald Trump (hat tip: The Hill.com).

Axelrod told the outspoken businessman how the Obama campaign saved him $5 million by refusing to participate in Trump's original charity challenge and then suggested Trump donate to Slash the ‘Stache, a charity dedicated to epilepsy research.

Less than 40 minutes after Axelrod’s tweet, Trump said he was sending a check and added a note on behalf of his daughter, Ivanka. Axelrod later tweeted back a thanks to Trump and that he wished Ivanka the best.

Back in October, Trump released a video in which he announced he would donate $5 million to the charity of President Obama’s choice if the president released his college transcripts and passport application. The president did neither, but Twitter sure had a lot to say about it.

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