From about Tuesday morning until noon on Wednesday, the whole world was under the impression that Donald Trump's allegedly "very big" announcement might have something to do with some secret Obama divorce papers of conservative legend. That buzz originated with a single tweet from CNBC contributor and hedge-fund honcho Doug Kass — one which Trump's spokesman didn't deny.
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.— Douglas Kass (@DougKass) October 23, 2012
Of course, as we all now know, Trump didn't have any Obama divorce papers. He didn't have anything at all, actually, except for an offer to maybe (but probably not) help some needy children.
So Kass was wrong. But he's learned his lesson about tweeting rumors ... kind of. When we asked Kass over e-mail whether he regretted his tweet in retrospect, he replied:
Perhaps as the Jewish Proverb goes, what you dont see with your eyes, dont witness with you mouth! It was a rumor. I passed it on. Nothing more. I guess most rumors are more exciting than the truth!
Particularly true when it comes to Trump.