Twice-divorced Donald Trump’s promised “Obama bombshell” may be information on a previously published story that Michelle once wanted a divorce.
The billionaire real estate magnate phoned a Fox News show Tuesday to say he would deliver “big news” on Wednesday that could change the course of the election. He refused to divulge or give a hint concerning the content.
The rumor mill worked overtime Tuesday night with a website posting that the dramatic news concerns previously reported divorce talks between Obama and his wife Michelle 12 years ago. Douglas Kass, who often appears with Trump on a U.S. talk show, leaked the news that the First Lady and the president once spoke about divorce.
Unless there is some shocking news indicating a cover-up, or unless Trump has something else up his sleeve, the “big news” will be a flop.
However, if Trump can prove that Obama lied in denying the story of discussions of a divorce, it could severely damage the president’s image, already tarnished by the apparent cover-up of last month’s terrorist attack in Libya, in which the American ambassador was cruelly murdered along with three other Americans.
Trump has badgered the president with various claims, including doubts that he was born in the United States, a condition for being president. He insists Obama was born in Kenya, and the billionaire has unnerved Obama enough that the president called Trump a “carnival barker.”
The alleged divorce talks were reported earlier this year in a book by Ed Klein, who wrote that Michelle prepared divorce papers in 2000, a story that the White House denied. Michelle allegedly wanted a divorce because her husband did not listen to her objection to his running in a Congressional primary, which Obama lost by a wide margin.
“During the dark days that followed his defeat, he turned to Michelle for comfort,” Klein wrote in his book. “But she was in no mood for sympathy... He had refused to listen to her warnings… The primary also left them in debt….
“Obama was so depressed that some of his friends worried that he was suicidal.”
After the book was published, the White House issued a statement saying, “Ed Klein has a proven history of reckless fabrication in order to sell books. Nobody in their right mind would believe the nonsense in this one.”