Donald Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Monday morning that he will sue comedian Bill Maher after he proved to Maher that he was not the spawn of an orangutan, and Maher failed to pay $5 million for that information.
Maher had an ongoing joke that until he saw a birth certificate proving otherwise, he believed that Donald Trump is the offspring of Trump's mother and an orangutan. In January, he told Jay Leno that he would donate $5 million to charity if Trump could produce a birth certificate proving his true parentage.
Almost immediately, Trump publicly released his birth certificate to Yahoo! News, with a letter from his lawyer that said in part, "Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump's birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan."
Trump flirted with the idea of suing Maher over the non-delivery of the $5 million to which he believes he is entitled, but had not made any official announcement until Monday morning.
"He promised me $5 million for charity if I provided certain information," Trump said over the phone to the "Fox & Friends" hosts. “I provided the information. He didn’t pay. So today I sue Bill Maher for $5 million for charity."
He also doubted the defense that Maher, a well-known comedian, was making a joke on "The Tonight Show," because Trump found his delivery "pathetic."
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