David Axelrod had fun with this year’s election.
First, he made a bet with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to shave off his mustache if President Obama lost Michigan, Minnesota or Pennsylvania. Then on Nov. 8, Obama's senior campaign strategist had a positive Twitter exchange with Donald Trump (hat tip: The Hill.com).
Axelrod told the outspoken businessman how the Obama campaign saved him $5 million by refusing to participate in Trump's original charity challenge and then suggested Trump donate to Slash the ‘Stache, a charity dedicated to epilepsy research.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) November 8, 2012
Less than 40 minutes after Axelrod’s tweet, Trump said he was sending a check and added a note on behalf of his daughter, Ivanka. Axelrod later tweeted back a thanks to Trump and that he wished Ivanka the best.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2012
Back in October, Trump released a video in which he announced he would donate $5 million to the charity of President Obama’s choice if the president released his college transcripts and passport application. The president did neither, but Twitter sure had a lot to say about it.