Twitter comes down hard on Trump’s non-announcement Aaron Hutchins rounds up the reaction Aaron Hutchins October 24, 2012 Follow @hutchins_aaron Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 40 [View the story “Donald Trump’s announcement and the teasing that ensued” on Storify] Donald Trump’s announcement and the teasing that ensued Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Wed, Oct 24 2012 18:31:16 Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, is pretty good at getting media attention. Trump dropping Obama bombshell this weekinboxnews Trump had heralded an announcement that was “very very big concerning the president of the United States” and that it would be “bigger than anybody would know.” In true Trump fashion, he forced people to wait for the news. Story will be released today at 12 noon EST on Twitter and Facebook.Donald J. Trump I think it’s very thoughtless of Donald Trump to schedule an appearance when so many of us will be eating.Andy Borowitz Sure, there were silly predictions… Maybe Trump will prove that Obama’s been killing people extrajudicially, including Americans, with flying death-robots.Timothy P Carney BREAKING: Donald Trump to announce how easily a rich idiot can get everyone’s attention at 12 EST.Josh Hara But finally…. the announcement!! From the Desk of Donald Trump: Major Announcementtrump But there was no “big news.” In fact, the whole thing wasn’t anything new or enlightening. RT @APCampaign:Trump to Obama: $5 million donation to charity if you release passport and college records http://apne.ws/S4PvJ8 #Election2012Donald J. Trump I am happy to donate $5 million to a charity Barack Obama chooses. All I am asking is that he is transparent with the American peopleDonald J. Trump My offer to Obama is about transparency. In 2008, American people were sold on hope and change. This our last chance to get the full record.Donald J. Trump Trump’s story carried so little weight or importance that Twitter was quick to make fun of the Donald: I will give $500 to charity if Donald Trump gives up his hairdresser’s passport and college records.Ricky Gervais BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump to reveal that President Obama is not only half black but half whiteDrunk Ass Rick BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump reveals that President Obama has two black girls with a woman named MichelleDrunk Ass Rick AHAHAHAHA We all were right. Trump wants Obama on The Celebrity Apprentice. 5mill for Birth Certificate! I just cant http://pic.twitter.com/vXtfc4oY❤❤ Mamacita Donald Trump would be a crap Bond villain. Also, I reckon he should spend the whole $5 million on a massive hat. http://pic.twitter.com/rHOEioO3Helen Ayres Donald Trump is quickly becoming the least entertaining Bond villain ever.CollegeHumor Trump is now making an offer to the Baja Men. #trump #transcripts #obama http://pic.twitter.com/a0jS54XKNic Allegretto BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump demands Latifah tells what country she’s the queen ofDrunk Ass Rick BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump demands to know what medical school Dr Dre went toDrunk Ass Rick Obama desperately producing documents from college years to meet Trump’s challenge. This ID looks suspicious… http://pic.twitter.com/SNx335Z0Tim Ellis Obama, watching Donald Trump’s video. http://pic.twitter.com/7MdgNNbUSimonNRicketts I am giving Mr. Trump a 5pm deadline to deal w/ the hair.Andy Cohen Trump is now offering 23 BILLION for something else from #obama #BoycottTrump #Donald #transcripts http://pic.twitter.com/fCpL3EoIThe Morning Movement "It is not the policy of the United States government to negotiate with Donald Trump."Jon Lovett Trump now making offer to @PearlJam … #trump #obama #transcripts #BoycottTrump http://pic.twitter.com/7uUY6chVThe Morning Movement The media were also mostly unimpressed with the Trump’s story. Surprise! Donald Trump’s much-hyped Obama announcement is actually about Trump himself | http://ti.me/PQNsJtTIME.com In light of Trump’s latest foolish attempt at importance, we will ignore him for the foreseeable future http://thebea.st/S5O6Sw #BoycottTrumpThe Daily Beast Trump Announces He’s A Very Sad Man http://onion.com/TUlBUfThe Onion "I’m a sad, pathetic human being and a complete waste of life." – Donald Trump http://onion.com/TUnbplThe Onion NOT BREAKING: Donald Trump releases edited video of himself shouting nonsense at a cameraEd Schultz You know what else Donald Trump could do? Just give 5 million dollars to charity without asking for anything of anyone.Caissie St.Onge Donald Trump calls Obama the "least transparent President in history." Right, because we’ve all seen James Polk’s college application.Mike Drucker Dear Donald Trump: definition of "charity" is "Generosity toward others or toward humanity," NOT "creepy Youtube video ploy for attention."Sarah Colonna Fake Billionaire Donald Trump drops fake bombshell abt fake controversy so a fake reality show can get actual ratings.John Fugelsang With esteemed and measured voices like Donald Trump raising relevant questions I’m shocked American politics are such a mess.Adam McKay Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: U.S. election 2012 Advertisement About this author Aaron Hutchins Macleans.ca editor Aaron Hutchins writes about business, culture and the lives of Canadians. He once wrote a story about One Direction too, which makes him the resident boy band expert (reluctantly). Other articles The good and bad of boredom Last call for bartenders + 2 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app. Next Hockey Day in Canada Quiz: Can you beat hockey legends at their own game?