Trump made the announcement on Monday after the third and final Presidential Debate between Obama and Romney, while he spoke to Fox & Friends
. He said he has "something very, very big concerning the President of the United States."
He said: "It's going to be very big. I know one thing - you will cover it in a very big fashion." He went on to stress it was "large, bordering on gigantic."
He said he would make the revelation on Wednesday through his Twitter account.
reports that Trump also spoke to TMZ.com
. He told TMZ
he would make the announcement around “noon” Wednesday. He said: “It’s a big fact. I can’t talk about it ‘till Wednesday... We’ll see what happens."
The Daily Mail
notes this is the second time that Trump has threatened a "bombshell" on Obama with nothing coming out of his threats.
Others see Trump's move, at only two weeks to the Presidential Election, as possibly an attempt to play political mischief by dropping a conspiracy theory that the Obama campaign may not have enough time to deal with before the Presidential Election.
What is Trump up to this time?
Trump's announcement has sparked rumors and speculations about what he is going to announce about Obama. The first guess is that it may be something linked to Obama's birth certificate. Trump is one of the major proponents of the so-called "birther conspiracy" that claims that Obama was born outside the US and that his Hawaiian birth certificate is not genuine; a claim which if true makes Obama ineligible as President of the United States.
Another rumor Radar Online
reports is that a man who claims he was a close friend of Obama in college says Obama once used and sold cocaine. According to Radar Online
, operatives close to the Mitt Romney campaign were reportedly contacted about the drug story but Romney campaign would have nothing to do with it.
The Daily Mail
reports that yet another story being peddled comes from Douglas Kass, a Florida-based investor with links to Trump, who said Trump would claim to uncover divorce papers of Michelle and Barack Obama .
According to the Daily Mail
, it is alleged that Trump has documents that show that Michelle and Obama were once on the verge of splitting up.
Kass, who appears on a CNBC talkshow "Squawbox," where Trump also often appears, tweeted
to his 48,000 followers after Trump made his "gigantic bombshell" promise: "High above the Alps my Gnome has heard that Donald Trump will announce that he has unearthed divorce papers between the Prez and his wife."
But this is not the first time someone has claimed that Michelle and Barack's marriage almost failed.
Ed Klein, in a book released earlier in the year titled "The Amateur," claimed that Michelle had prepared divorce papers in 2000 after Barack ran unsuccessfully for a House seat in Chicago. After he lost woefully, Michelle, angry with his failure, threatened divorce. Obama was so depressed about the incident that many of his friends feared he was contemplating suicide. Obama later won a Senate seat in Illinois in 2005.
The October Surprise
Trump's announcement came at about the same time as a website called Octsurprise
announced that it also has documents about one of the candidates that could change the election. It is rumored that the celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who earlier promised a "bombshell" on Mitt Romney, is behind the website. The Twitter bio
for the site reads: "One of your presidential candidates isn't being honest with you. Stay tuned to find out which one it is."
explains that "October Surprise" is a term in American political jargon that refers to late campaign news designed to alter the outcome of the election.
reports that Allred's "bombshell" pertains to an attempt to unseal a sworn testimony given by Mitt Romney in a prior court case. Allred, representing one of the parties in the case, will be attempting to lift a gag order so that the parties can reveal what they know about Romney in relation to the case.
According to Radar Online
, an emergency hearing will take place at the Norfolk Probate & Family Court in Canton, Massachusetts, and Justice Jennifer Ulwick will oversee the proceedings which will begin at 9 a.m. EST.