Donald Trump called into “Fox & Friends” Monday to announce he is suing HBO host Bill Maher for $5 million for likening him to an orangutan on Jay Leno last month.
During an appearance on Leno’s late night talk show, Maher, poking fun at Trump for offering $5 million to President Barack Obama to release his college records, said Trump must be “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.” He went on to say he’d put the same $5 million offer on the table for Trump if he would prove he didn’t “descend from an ape.”
Trump claims that he present Maher with his New York birth certificate, but never received his money, which he planned to donate to charity. He filed a lawsuit in L.A. on Monday citing breach of contract.
When he called in to “Fox & Friends,” Trump was quick to note that he didn’t think Maher was joking when he proposed the idea on Leno. “He said it with venom. I don’t think it was a joke,” he said.
Maher’s rep didn’t immediately respond with comment, but Maher himself did with a Tweet that read, “What?? Really? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha”
I’m with ya, Maher.