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Obama responds to Trump's offer on Jay Leno show

President Barack Obama had some zingers for Donald Trump late Wednesday, after the billionaire’s bizarre announcement that he would donate $5 million to charity, should the president turn over his college records and his passport.

The non-news announcement, which Trump had heralded as game-changing bombshell about the president just days before, was widely ridiculed, and the ridicule didn’t stop when the president made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

“What’s this thing with Trump and you?” asked Leno. “It’s like me and Letterman. What has he got against you? I don’t get it,” Leno asked.

The president was quick with his response, which poked fun at Trump’s repeated claim that the president was born outside of the United States.

“This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya,” said the president, to much laughter. “We had constant run ins on the soccer field. He wasn’t very good, and he resented it. When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over.”

Obama then told Leno that he had never actually met Trump.

The stop on Leno is part of a 48-hour campaign tour, where Obama is appearing in eight states during the final weekend of the campaign. Notably, he will appear in states which are viewed as pivotal to a Democratic win, including: Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, Ohio and Virginia.