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Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher for Monkey Joke and More Bizarre News

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Feb 05, 2013 | 9:05am EST

Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher for $5 million for monkey joke

Donald Trump just filed a real, actual lawsuit against Bill Maher for $5 million. The basis? That Trump is not part orangutan, as Maher once jokingly claimed.

According to TMZ, Mahr once said on the Tonight Show that he would donate $5 million to charity if Trump could prove that he wasn't the product of "his mother having sex with an orangutan." Trump's lawsuit gives his birth certificate, listing Fred Trump as his father, as proof of his humanity and demands the charitable donation from Maher. This came after Trump's publicity-seeking offer to donate $5 million to charity if President Obama procured his birth certificate.

Maher's reaction to the situation? The best tweet ever:

What?? Really? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

— Bill Maher (@billmaher) February 5, 2013

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