11/09/2012 07:04 pm ET Updated Nov 09, 2012

David Axelrod Convinces Donald Trump To Donate To Epilepsy Research On Twitter

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

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.

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.

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.



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