- (Photo: AP / J. Scott Applewhite)
Donald Trump will reveal on Wednesday proof that Barack and Michelle Obama once had serious plans to obtain a divorce, according to new reports.
Trump came forward earlier this week, stating that he would make an announcement at noon regarding a huge revelation concerning Obama. While he did not reveal what the announcement would entail, reports have suggested that Trump plans to offer up proof of divorce papers that were filed by the Obamas.
Trump forewarned of the announcement on Monday, stating that he would reveal "something very, very big concerning the president of the United States."
"It's going to be very big," the billionaire told Fox and Friends. "I know one thing – you will cover it in a very big fashion."
On Tuesday, Douglass Kass, an investor CNBC's talkshow "Squawkbox" – Trump is often a commentator there as well – wrote on Twitter that the announcement would involve divorce papers.
"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," Kass wrote.
This is not the first time, however, for someone to allege that the Obamas were at some point considering divorce. In his biography about the president, Edward Klein claimed that the Obamas were on the verge of divorce before Obama began his campaign for president. Barack and Michelle Obama were married in 1992.
According to Klein, Michelle Obama threatened divorce when Obama failed to heed her advice about not challenging then incumbent Democratic congressman Bobby Rush for a Chicago House of Representatives seat in 2000.
"During the dark days that followed his defeat, he turned to Michelle for comfort. But she was in no mood for sympathy," Klein wrote for his book titled The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House. "He had refused to listen to her warnings about taking on" Rush.
Presidential spokesman Eric Schultz, however, has denied that any such rumors are credible, and suggested that Klein's fact-checking has come under question before.
"Ed Klein has a proven history of reckless fabrication in order to sell books. Nobody in their right mind would believe the nonsense in this one," Schultz told The Washington Examiner.