It’s Donald Trump’s 70th birthday: Relive 12 of his weirdest moments

File- This June 11, 2016 file photo shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gesturing during a campaign speech in Tampa, Fla. Trump plans Monday to further address the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history in a campaign speech originally intended to attack the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. The switch comes a day after Trump called for Clinton to drop out of the race for president if she didn’t use the words “radical Islam” to describe the Florida nightclub massacre. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gesturing during a campaign speech in Tampa, Fla. on June 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

Happy birthday, Donald Trump. That’s right, the presumptive Republican nominee definitely turned 70 today.

Just in case no one believes he was actually born on June 14, 1946, don’t fret. You might recall in 2013, when Trump released his “certification of birth” after comedian Bill Maher demanded to see it.

Trump’s lawyer even sent Maher this letter: 

Dear Mr. Maher:

I represent Mr. Donald J. Trump.  I write on his behalf to accept your offer (made during the Jay Leno Show on January 7, 2013) that Mr. Trump prove he is not the “spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”

Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump’s birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan. Please remit the $5 million to Mr. Trump immediately and he will ensure that the money be donated to the following five charities in equal amounts: Hurricane Sandy Victims, The Police Athletic League, The American Cancer Society, The March of Dimes, and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Scott S. Balber

But as bizarre as that whole incident might have been, it’s pretty normal for Trump. In honor of his turning another year older, let’s take a stroll down billionaire-memory lane.

1989: “Trump has new game” the headlines once read — or at least the ones in Trump’s energetic board game commercial did. Trump: The Game, which was released that year, was the businessman’s own version of Monopoly where it’s “not what you win or lose, it’s whether you win.” Board Game Geek details how it’s played and you can buy it on Amazon. 

1992: Most everyone will remember Trump’s performance as himself in “Home Alone 2.” He runs into Kevin McCallister in the Plaza Hotel, which he still owned at the time. Would Kevin have ever found the lobby on his own?

1994: The king of cameos also appeared in “The Little Rascals” as Waldo’s rich father.

1995: If you’re anything like Trump, then you eat pizza the wrong way and are proud of it. In this Pizza Hut commercial, Trump and his then-wife Ivana approach each other in a rather sultry clip then dig into a box of a pizza — crust first, of course.

2000: Trump and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani once shared an intimate moment. Giuliani dressed up in drag then Trump kissed him on the neck and fake breasts. The grope session was part of a skit for the Inner Circle press dinner.

2001: Trump made his way back to the big screen to take a quick moment and praise the infamous model Derek Zoolander, alongside his current wife Melania Trump.

2005: Have you ever wondered what Trump sounds like when he sings? Well, here he is performing “Green Acres” while dressed as a farmer alongside Megan Mullally at the Emmys.

2007: At Wrestlemania 23, legendary “Stone Cold” Steve Austin from Austin stunned Trump. Never forget.

2007: The same year Trump was getting body slammed, he also partnered with Sharper Image to launch “Trump Steaks.” Though the business endeavor eventually fell flat, his commercial is one for the books.

2008: After four years of starring on “The Apprentice,” Trump created the popular “Celebrity Apprentice.” His catchphrase still haunts us like a reality TV show ghost: “you’re fired!” Here he is firing Kiss’ Gene Simmons.

2015:  More recently, Trump hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Though the evening was full of funky moments to choose from, watch him dance like Drake in this “Hot Line Bling” parody.

After scouring the internet, searching for Trump’s iconic moments in pop culture, I think it’s safe to say Trump has definitely lived.

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