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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Can You Trump This Unilateral Contract Offer?


Although I am loathe to increase publicity for someone as publicity-hungry as "The Donald," I am confident that our loyal readers will permit me this one post. A few first semester Contracts students sent me a link to the above video and suggested that this was a great example of an offer to enter into a reward-style unilateral contract. I told them I'd oblige them and post it here.  It clearly identifies the one person who can accept, the manner and mode of acceptance, and the performance sought in return for Trump's promise.  In case you've been living under a rock ignoring anything political lately, the performance he seeks is President Obama's submission of passport and college application records (which Trump reportedly believes indicate a place of birth of Kenya).  The offered reward is Trump's promise to donate $5 million to a charity of the president's choice.

The president's fantastic response from The Tonight Show is posted below.


Not to be outdone, Stephen Colbert has offered up his own reward, the nature of which was, well...see for yourself (viewer discretion strongly advised).


[Heidi R. Anderson]

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