With his usual flair, Donald Trump set the record straight on his feud with Bill Mahr, the Miss Alabama controversy, the recent handling of the fiscal crisis by Congress and the next presidential election, in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Trump explained that Mahr had appeared on the Jay Leno Show, said that Trump had been “spawned by orangutans” and made an offer of $5 million for Trump to produce his birth certificate. Since the money would go to charity, Trump accepted the offer and produced legal paperwork required to fulfill the obligations.
“Why is it that somebody can go on a show and call me an orangutan, and all of the horrible things he said about me and my parents – whom he’s never met – doesn’t know anything about them, and nobody says anything, except me. I sent him a bill,” said Trump referring to double standards in media. “I’m gonna sue him if he doesn’t pay the money. I have a great lawyer.”
Trump also weighed in on the “terrible deal” Congress negotiated during recent fiscal cliff crisis, and the remaining debt issues that need to be addressed. “If tax rates increased for everybody across the board, Obama would have come in and he would have been virtually begging to make a deal, and you would have had spending cuts and you could have put this country back on track,” said Trump. Trump said they need make a “real deal” and to stop making little deals. “Make the one big deal and get it done, and get it done properly,” he said. Trump spoke against the emergence of a third party, but also said that it is getting hard to win as a Republican.