The reported Trump story that the Obamas were on the point of divorce might not have the intended effect

October 23rd, 2012

Such muck-raking could help the President

Over the past 36 hours there’s been much speculation over the “huge” announcement that Donald Trump has promised for tomorrow about Barack Obama.

This evening the Daily Mail reported that Trump is to reveal divorce papers.

We don’t know anything more than the Mail article. The question is how will it impact on the race – which is oh so tight. Could this push it in Romney’s direction or could it divert attention from the GOP challenger?

There’s also the risk that it could appear to be muck-raking and Trump’s move could set off a eave of sympathy for the couple.

We don’t know. What we do know is that the betting markets have been very active in anticipation.

Mike Smithson

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