On Monday’s “Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” Maher said he would donate $5 million to the charity of Trump’s choice (Maher suggested Hair Club for Men, among others) if the “Celebrity Apprentice” host could prove he is not the “spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.” Maher was mocking Trump’s much-publicized announcement in October that he would donate $5 million to charity if Obama would release his college records.
On Tuesday, a lawyer for Trump sent the letter to Maher with the birth certificate attached, asking the “Real Time” host to make good on his late-night offer:
Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump’s birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan. Please remit the $5 million to Mr. Trump immediately and he will ensure that the money be donated to the following five charities in equal amounts: Hurricane Sandy Victims, The Police Athletic League, The American Cancer Society, The March of Dimes, and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Trump changed his registration to Independence Party (allied with the Reform Party) back in 1999 and won several Reform Party presidential primaries in 2000.
In 2011-2012, Trump suggested at various times that he might run for President as a Republican, independent or Americans Elect nominee, and changed his registration from Republican to independent.
See Ballot Access News:
For his part, Maher at one time called himself a libertarian, although I know of no time that he indicated that meant the Libertarian Party. He no longer calls himself a libertarian, though.