Real estate mogul, reality television star, de facto leader of the “birther” movement, and proxy for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, is planning a “big announcement” about President Barack Obama.
“I have something very, very big concerning the President of the United States,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” Monday morning during a phone interview. “I will be announcing it sometime on Wednesday and it’s going to be very big.”
“Will it change the election?” co-host Gretchen Carlson asked Trump.
“Possibly,” replied Trump. “It’s very big–bigger than anybody would know.”
The Donald – who has live-tweeted during the presidential debates – said he would likely make his announcement on “the Twitter” @realDonaldTrump.
The “Celebrity Apprentice” host was scheduled to deliver a “big surprise” at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, but Hurricane Isaac forced the GOP to cut his appearance from the truncated schedule.
Predictably so, the video featured an Obama impersonator that was fired by Trump.
According to The Cleveland Leader, Trump’s pre-announcement comes on the same day another alleged bombshell is scheduled to drop.
The Octsurprise.com website has a running countdown set to expire at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time but offers few details.
“One of your presidential candidates isn’t being honest with you,” the website’s Twitter bio reads. “Stay tuned to find out which one it is.”
Similar to the term “Winter is Coming,” October Surprise is a term in political jargon referring to a late-in-the-campaign-season news event with enough potential to influence an election result.
Tune in at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the surprise announcement @OctSurprise.
As President Barack Obama prepares for his third and final presidential debate against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at Lynn University on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama will be rallying supporters at Broward College in Davie.
The First Lady will speak to grassroots supporters Monday afternoon in the George Mayer Gymnasium on Broward College’s Central Campus in Davie. Tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m., Michelle Obama’s speech will take place just hours before President Barack Obama squares off against Mitt Romney in the decisive third debate.
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis Friday from 12 noon until 9:30 p.m. at the below locations. Any remaining tickets will be available Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Organizing for America – Hollywood
2001 Tyler Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
Organizing for America – Miramar
6750 Pembroke Road
Miramar, FL 33023
Organizing for America – Pembroke Pines
2104 N. Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Subject to possible change, Schieffer has revealed the topics for the third and final debate:
* America’s Role in the World
* Our Longest War – Afghanistan and Pakistan
* Red Lines – Israel and Iran
* The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – I
* The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – II
* The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World
The format calls for six 15-minute time segments, each of which will focus on one of the topics. Schieffer will open each segment with a question. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Following the response, Schieffer will use the balance of each 15-minute segment to facilitate a discussion on the topic.
The Lynn University debate will start at 9:00 p.m. ET and run for 90 minutes.
Interesting guests and election related topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis as they broadcast live Monday from Lynn University and the final presidential debate before Decision 2012.
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Over 5,000 credentialed members of the media have begun pouring onto the Boca Raton campus for Monday’s third and final debate.
Several weekend talk shows, including CBS News’ “Face the Nation” — whose host, Bob Schieffer, is moderating— are also expected to broadcast live on or near the campus.
And Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross is not one to brag about the attention.
“We’ve been waiting for a moment like this,” Ross told reporters Tuesday, on the eve of the Hofstra University debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. “We’ve been wanting to tell our story at Lynn for a long time.”
Lynn University now has the opportunity to shine in a nationwide spotlight.
According to Ross, Lynn University has seen a substantial rise in visits to the school website since the announcement was made that they would stage one of the highly coveted debates.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what we think will be intense interest,” Ross stated, although he also added that he wanted to keep an intimate atmosphere at Lynn and not expand much.
“I want people to know about the great teachers and teaching going on here.”
A relative unknown even among some Palm Beach County residents, Lynn University is home to over 2,100 students and faculty.
Lynn University last made major news in 2010 following the earthquake in Haiti, where four students and two faculty members were killed.
Ross noted Tuesday that the families of the earthquake victims were invited to all debate-related events, stating “we promised those families those stories would always be told.”
Abuzz with activity from workers and Secret Service personnel, Lynn University is spending almost $5 million – including more than $1 million in technology infrastructure – to successfully host the debate. Ross said the university raised about half of the $5 million and will absorb the remainder while considering it an “investment” in the university’s future.
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