UNDATED (CBS) - Donald Trump promised a huge announcement Wednesday that would change the presidential election. So, did he deliver?
Donald Trump said on Fox & Friends, "I have something very, very big concerning the president of the United States."
Trump's 'big' announcement arrived Wednesday via YouTube It was billed as a bombshell, but it was really more of a bust. In his announcement, he says, "If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, if he gives his passport applications and records, I will give to a charity of his choice - Inner city children in Chicago, American Cancer Society, AIDS research, anything he wants, a check, immediately, for $5 million."
Trump appeared to be the only one taking himself seriously Wednesday night. Others couldn't resist the punch lines. David Letterman says, "Hey Don, I'll give you $5 million if you release that thing on your head. Let him go! Let him be free!"
Stephen Colbert says, "He has to have it by 5 o'clock on Halloween because that night he's renting out his enormous orange head as a jack o'lantern."
Even the president joined in. He was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno asked, "What's this thing with trump and you, it's like me and letterman, I don't get it." President Obama responds, "This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya."
Trump has typically been a friend to the Republican Party in February, Mitt Romney sought his endorsement for president.
But this latest move has many on the right feeling a little wronged. Conservative writer Jim Geraghty of the National Review tweeted "If at any point you seriously considered Donald Trump for president, please study the error of your ways in quiet, private contemplation."
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly had this to say to David Letterman, "The birther thing doesn't matter. He's the president of the US and what's important is whether he can turn the economy around, that's what's important."
Last year, President Obama even released his birth certificate in an effort to silence people like Trump, hoping to get the last laugh. President Obama said at the White House Correspondents Dinner, "No one is happier about putting this birther issue to rest than the Donald. 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?"
But as the presidential election approaches its eleventh hour, Trump seems to be looking for any way to move the needle no matter how far he has to reach.