Donald Trump sues Bill Maher for $5 million after orangutan joke, wager

Donald Trump is an a-hole wingnut who is not afraid to let his freak flag fly. We saw him make a bunch of bizarre requests to the sitting President, who wisely ignored him, and we witnessed his hissy fit on Twitter when Obama won re-election recently. Now he’s after Bill Maher for a dumb joke Bill made about him. The thing is, The Donald isn’t just yelling at Maher and raging like he does with his other enemies (see: Rosie, et al.) he’s suing him.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show Bill Maher made a joke, directly mocking and referencing Trump’s birther crusade, that “suppose that perhaps Donald Trump had been the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan. Because unless he comes up with proof, I’m willing to offer $5 million dollars to Donald Trump… to go to the charity of his choice.” It was a goof and not serious, only Trump produced his birth certificate and is now suing Maher for $5 million. So stupid.

Donald Trump isn’t one to forget. Or one to overlook the chance for a good publicity stunt.

“Today I sue Bill Maher,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” on Monday.

At issue: Last month, Maher made an appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and quipped that Trump must be “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.” Maher was mocking Trump’s offer to give $5 million to the charity of Barack Obama’s choice if the president released his college paperwork, by saying he would do the same if Trump supplied proof that he is not descended from an ape.

Trump produced his New York birth certificate to Maher within two days of the late-night appearance, but Maher hasn’t handed over the $5 million he mentioned.

On Monday, he called in to Fox News’ Fox & Friends, announcing the lawsuit. The court documents were filed in L.A. County Superior Court, citing breach of contract.

When it was pointed out that Maher’s lawyers will likely say he was only kidding, Trump replied. “He said it with venom. I don’t think it was a joke.”

Trump said he has an obligation to the charities to try to get the money for them. “Let’s see what happens.”

As for Maher, his latest tweet seems to be his reponse to it all:

“What?? Really? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha”


What the hell is it with Donald Trump and birth certificates? He’s got a serious issue. And he should in no way remind us of that ridiculous wager he tried to make with Obama. Instead of letting the headlines about his stupidity stay in the past, Trump is doubling down. He has no sense of humor either. This will get thrown out of court.

Here’s a link to a video editorial that shows Maher’s remarks. It was obviously not serious. Maher should have said that Trump’s dad was an Oompa Loompa though, that would have been more believable.

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  1. Dawn says:

    What a horrible man. He loves to cause trouble for other’s but can’t take the fire when it’s him. I say shave his head and he would be morphing into one of the all time great directors Alfred Hitchcock.

  2. Launicaangelina says:

    Trump is sooo stupid. He’s a bigger fame-whore than Leanne and makes her look better. 0_o

    Anyway, doesn’t a bet require a handshake or something in writing? Ugh…

  3. Hannah says:

    Can we all just follow the example of POTUS and ignore this douchebag?

  4. Frannny says:

    Pretty sure you can’t sue for that unless its in writing. I hate him.

  5. Little Darling says:

    A-hole wingnut not afraid to let his freak flag fly.

    I bow down to the comic genius accuracy of this.

  6. Ms Kay says:

    Ummmmm the Oompa Loompas and Orangutans are undoubtedly offended to be associated to Donald Trump!!!

  7. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think I’m the only one who kind of likes The Donald ..he’s entertaining and funny in his weird way. If I had a girl crush, it’d be on his wife, Melania.

  8. Jaded says:

    My opinion is he’s suffering from early onset dementia brought on by excessive use of spray tan chemicals and hair dye.

  9. Hautie says:

    I am still curious why Trump never blends his orange makeup out correctly. He never applies it to his eyes. Or ears. As if somehow that makes it look natural?

    So he looks like a victim of a bad spray tan.

    And for the love off all things holy. Please get those eyebrows trim. There is nothing appealing about feathering your long eyebrow hairs.

    (I see so many old men with these ghastly long eyebrow hairs. And they are feathering them as if that makes it okay!)

  10. Gine says:

    He’s getting so bad I honestly wonder if he isn’t developing a touch of dementia. He’s always been a blowhard, obviously, but his grip on reality seems to be slipping even more lately.

  11. aims says:

    Yeah, he can dish it out but he can’t take it. What a pompous ass.

  12. CaramelKiss says:

    Vapid, insipid little twit. This orange man is a waste of oxygen.

  13. Joanna says:

    omg, that joke is so funny! that’s the hardest I’ve laughed in a long time! i guess donald goes by the saying, any publicity is good publicity!

  14. Elceibeno says:

    Donald Trump’s has disconnected a little from reality.

  15. keats says:

    Uh oh, battle of the blowhards!

  16. lucy2 says:

    Of course it will get thrown out – and that turd better have to pay any court costs and attorney fees, and should be reprimanded for abusing the legal system just because his feels got hurt.

  17. Bijlee says:

    Any man that makes me root and kindnof like bill mahr is a horrid man indeed.

  18. betty says:

    further proof that money can’t buy class…

  19. K-rock says:

    Ugh he is soooooooo gross! Blech. How does his wife do it? How does she open her legs for that??? :/

  20. MonicaQ says:

    I want to see this in court. Maher’s dry-snarky-humor vs. Trump turning orange-red. And the judge turning into Madea and yelling, “Shut the hell up and get the hell out!”

    I need to make a movie.

  21. TheOriginalKitten says:

    This man is the biggest ORANGE baby I have ever seen. He dishes shit out to anyone and everyone but can’t take it.

    Keep crying, Trump.

  22. Bamster says:

    Really? Maher say yet another douchey thing for the umpteenth time, and Trump is the only a-hole here? I don’t get why everything Maher says is completely immune to scrutiny – oh that’s right its ok if crappy remarks are said with humor. He’s said some pretty awful things about people. I don’t believe Trump gives a rat-ss about the money, just the publicity and the insult. Let the dogs go at each other, they’re both extremely obnoxious.

    • Sweet Dee says:

      Yeah, except Bill Maher gets paid to be a snarky a-hole who tells douchey jokes at others’ expense and make commentary about celebrities and politicians. That’s his job, and if the big D doesn’t like it, he doesn’t have to pay attention. Trump, on the other hand, is supposed to be in real estate, and being a douche is not (expressly) in the job description. In fact, if he weren’t such a huge douche, Maher wouldn’t be making jokes about him.

      Get it? Because it seems like you don’t understand the difference.

      • Bamster says:

        Incorrect, relegating Trump into a specific only a career role simply doesn’t fit who he is. He’s also a prominent celebrity figure who is also allowed to promote his point of view as much as Maher even if you personally disagree with him.

      • Chordy says:

        In this instance I agree with you, but Maher does say a lot of problematic things he never answers for (mainly about women), and I think being a comedian shouldn’t give you carte blanche to be a bigot. Otherwise we’re going to have to start giving comedic free passes to the likes of Daniel Tosh. That said, no lines were crossed in this situation. Trump is a pompous blowhard, and Maher is in no way contributing to the victimization of Orangutang Americans with this joke. He’s just being hilarious.

    • swebs says:

      agree. and maher fans, it shouldn’t be a justification: getting paid to be a snarky douche, still makes you a douche.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t like Maher either, find him smug and annoying, but the issue here is Trump filing a lawsuit over a joke, which makes him the bigger jerk here.

  23. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Tortures of the damned, he poops diamonds!

  24. Izzy says:

    “Maher should have said that Trump’s dad was an Oompa Loompa though, that would have been more believable.”

    ^^THIS!! This is exactly what I posted right after the election on my FB wall – Trump needs to produce proof that he’s not from LoompaLand. Orange skin, white hair… tell me there’s not a resemblance!

  25. Jess says:

    Trump’s such an idiot. I hope the court laughs at him, only leading to more jokes from others, not just Maher.

  26. erika says:

    I LOVE BILL MAHER!!! LOVE LOVE lovvvvvveeee him! I used to have a crush on him and still have a soft spot in my heart….political comedians are HOT in my book!

    Way to make a joke really stick Donny, throw a hissy fit over it, publicize it even more (I don’t watch Leno) and then make a ludicrous statement!!! now i will never forget orangutans when i see his face! and he DOES bear a resemblance!!!

    trump IS descended from apes because he’s acting like one right now! i think he’s growing in to some form of mental illness in his late age.

  27. L.E. says:

    This is horrible, people shouldn’t compare orangutans to this waste of space.

  28. Mario says:

    Donald Trump is the scum of the earth, so it doesn’t surprise me that he is part of the tea party insanity. Trump is a fascist airhead pig and a walking joke.

  29. shewolf says:

    Good grief. If Bill Maher said the same thing of me you can be certain I would call him out on it. It’s five million for charity. I know it would be thrown out of court but then Bill Maher would look like an arse for opening his mouth and being stingy with charity.

    I dont know much about Donald Trump but if there is one thing I do know its that he does insane amounts of work for charities worldwide. Orange, douchey or ugly this is just straight up fact and its also why Donald decided to make a point by sueing Bill.

  30. littlestar says:

    I love Bill Maher and his show! I remember him saying this line and both my fiance and I laughed like crazy. Donal Trump is such an F-ing loser. Trust me Trump, Bill Maher was joking when he said it. His delivery of the line was spot on, which made it so funny.

    I look forward to Bill Maher’s show every Friday night. I DVR it just in case I might miss it!

  31. ol cranky says:

    Sorry, I saw the birth certificate posted on TMZ and I reject it as any sort of proof that Maher is wrong. Firstly, using the same birther logic The Donald’s truther buddies use: the birth certificate says “certificate of birth” not “birth certificate: (if Obama’s certificate of live birth doesn’t count as a birth certificate, neither does this), it is also a typed form from the state, not a hospital certificate with baby foot prints we can match to Trump (some birthers complained that Obama provided a state issued certificate not a hospital one). Also, how do we know Tump’s mother didn’t lie to get his father listed on the birth certificate in order to plan in advance and foil Bill Maher?

  32. JudyK says:

    And here I thought the Orangutan remark was because of Trump’s orange hair!

    Donald needs to get over himself…he’s a total boor with no sense of humor and no ability to laugh at himself–marks of severe insecurity. Sorry, Donald, money can’t buy class, improve your own deep-seated insecurities, or give you a sense of humor. Looks like you are doomed to be a miserable old goat living in a refrigerator-cold, Gold-embossed Penthouse…like I said, no class.

  33. leslie says:

    Trump is such a dickwad. I saw Bill Maher do the bit when it aired. Maher even said “not really” after making the mock offer. The dude is a political comedian.

  34. swebs says:

    coolio–does a good guy who stands up for women’s rights refer to a woman as a c-nt??!! I love how there’s always a double standard for liberals.

    • coolio says:

      Its not that big of a deal… saying a word doesnt mean your against that group of people. I know this is so so wrong of me but sometimes I say oh thats gay and im guilty of it completlety but I dont gay people or think they deserve less rights. Sometimes comics say things like that and I dont think theyd ever use it outside of their routine. Bill maher and tosh have a good track record when it comes to relationships but I do think they say things like that during their routine. Guys saying the word cunt is not as a big deal as a guy who treats a girl like one

    • lisa2 says:

      Just curious.. so do we hold women to that high standard too, or is it ok for a woman to use that term towards another woman or is if just off limits to men.

      If a woman call another woman that word doe it mean she is not a supporter of women’s rights.

      I don’t think this is a matter of liberals or conservatives. I think it is all a matter of poor taste. Regardless of who says it.

  35. swebs says:

    coolio–does a good guy who stands up for women’s rights refer to a woman as the C word??!! I love how there’s always a double standard for liberals.

  36. Chelsea's handler says:

    Trump is jackass but on the other hand Maher is a self righteous big mouth.

  37. Anon says:

    Donald Trump, trolling for attention and dollars again. Same old, same old boring, ugly man. Ack.

  38. lisa2 says:

    OH my.. Donald Trump jumped the shark a long time ago. He doesn’t have Obama to grip about after the election. Sad really He is such a joke. What successful business man has time to engage this way with people. What man that is happy in his life has the time to spout off about all this celebrity stuff. He just hurts my head. He is obviously not happy at home with this wife. She has lasted a long time, and he is rarely seen with her.

    He needs to take his ass* back to his life. He is addicted to Celebrity. Craves it. Needs to be in the media all the time.

    Bye Donald..time for you to exit the scene.

    OH wait.. is there a new season of The Apprentist soon??? hmmmmm

  39. booger says:

    Racist piece of sh*t who is NOT some prodigy tycoon or business genius. He inherited money, used Ivana as a workhorse to build his “empire” and tried to leave her with nothing during divorce proceedings, and has claimed bankruptcy a zillion times to blackmail creditors into bailing him out. On top of everything he’s a bigoted POS targeting the POTUS bc he’s black.

    The Tea Party wants him to run the country? They’re welcome to him- so long as they all go someplace far, far away.

  40. Pandora says:

    Can fake bake cause early dementia?……….

  41. Aud says:

    Is that a fake tan or is the Donald wearing that Thin Lizzy fake tan powder?

  42. Further proof that money can’t buy you happiness! Can’t even take a joke, how sad.

  43. su says:

    this racist blowhard needs to shrivel up and expire already. ugh

  44. SFRowGuy says:

    Obviously it was a joke on Bill’s part, but only Donald’s mother or orangutan father will know for sure

  45. Laura says:

    Everyone I know thinks Donald is hilarious for filing this lawsuit. They especially enjoy the wording of it. I do think Trump is a douche (I can’t stand Obama but he obviously is an American), but I also think he does have a sense of humor…it’s just very kooky and offbest.