The Donald teases ‘big’ election-changing announcement about Barack Obama
On Monday’s episode of “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News Chanel, billionaire Donald Trump announced he would disclose Wednesday, via Twitter, “something very, very big” about President Barack Obama that could “possibly” change the election.
Co-host Steve Doocy began the phone interview with the real estate mogul and reality TV star by claiming sources had revealed to Fox that Trump would have “a large — bordering on gigantic — announcement this week.”
Trump responded, “I do. It’s going to be announced probably on Wednesday, but I have something very, very big concerning the President of the United States.”
“Is it personal, or does it have to do with how he governs?” co-host Brian Kilmeade pressed.
“It’s all in one. Everything. It’s very big — bigger than anybody would know,” Trump concluded.
Trump considered his own run for president last year, and made the issue of President Obama’s birth certificate a near-daily topic of conversation in his media appearances.
Facing significant pressure from Trump and others, Obama eventually held a press conference in April of 2011 to announce the release of his long-form birth certificate. Trump saw the response by Obama as a victory, even holding his own press conference in which he began his remarks by declaring, “I am very proud of myself.”
Trump ultimately endorsed Mitt Romney for the presidency. His “big” announcement will come on the heels of the third presidential debate, as President Obama faces the repercussions from a poor first-debate performance along with steadily sliding poll numbers.
Reached for comment, longtime Republican operative Roger Stone emailed that he would not say what he knows about Trump’s plans.
“I am not at liberty to say. But it will be BIG, very BIG, really BIG,” Stone wrote, with each instance of the word “BIG” in a successively larger font size.