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Bill Maher Vs Orangutan

Remember that birth certificate fiasco that happened in 2011 regarding Barack Obama’s birthplace led by Donald Trump? Well, it was ridiculous and rightly caught flak by comedians. Bill Maher took to his show, Real Time With Bill Maher, to make Trump an offer: if he can show the world that he’s not the son of an orangutan he would give five million dollars to a charity of Trump’s choice.

It was obviously a parody, but Trump sued Maher for five million dollars and sent him his birth certificate that proves he’s not half orangutan. Well, it went to court and was quickly dismissed because, well, it’s very dumb. You can’t sue someone for five mil because of a joke on a comedy show.