Did Donald Trump have a change of heart about his $5 million dare to President Obama?
Nope! But that hasn't stopped Twitter from trying to shame him into it. In hopes that the real estate mogul and high-profile birther will donate those extra millions burning a hole in his pocket to help the East Coast ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, the hashtag #ThanksDonald has popped up as a sort-of Internet version of "be the change you want to see in the world."
Trump has promised to donate $5 million to a charity of President Obama's choice in exchange for releasing his college transcripts and passport records. But in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many are asking why Trump just doesn't go ahead and do something good with the money.
VH1's Kate Spencer was heavily retweeted last night after posting this message to Trump:
— katespencer (@katespencer) October 30, 2012
Twitter then seemed to collectively decide to will that donation into existence. Jason Roeder, a former writer for The Onion who currently works on Adult Swim's Thing X, envisioned a world where Trump found it in the goodness of his heart to donate $5 million to disaster relief without any political agenda.
Excited that @realdonaldtrump has decided to donate $5 million to Sandy clean-up efforts, no-strings. I think everyone should thank him.
— Jason Roeder (@jasonroeder) October 30, 2012
#ThanksDonald soon followed, and quickly, the rumor spread to all corners of Twitter.
Check out some of the tweets below, and to lead by example, you can donate to disaster relief by visiting the Red Cross.