Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher — Proved He’s Not a Monkey

Even though Donald Trump is my favorite Howard Stern guest in history, I will put my bias aside to admonish him for what I believe to be one of the most gratuitous lawsuits in history. Here’s the nutshell story: Bill Maher offered Trump $5 million to provide his birth certificate as proof that he’s not “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.” Trump coughed it up, and now he wants the money. The lawyer in me knows two things for sure. First, our country is litigious enough, and this is a poorly executed pissing match. And second, Maher’s joke was not a legitimate “offer.” Sure that’s my opinion, but I’m certain first year law students all over the country would welcome such an easy hypothetical in their contracts law class.

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