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Trump’s Obama Announcement: Did Michelle Obama File For Divorce?

By Amir Khan on October 23, 2012 4:08 PM EDT 0

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Trump's Obama announcement is slated to come tomorrow, but one respected financial pundit said he already knows what the big reveal is - Michelle Obama filed for divorce from her husband in 2000 after his failed bid at winning a House seat in Chicago. (Photo: Reuters)

Trump's Obama announcement is slated to come tomorrow, but one respected financial pundit said he already knows what the big reveal is - Michelle Obama filed for divorce from her husband in 2000 after his failed bid at winning a House seat in Chicago.

Douglass Kass, an investor who is a frequent guest on the CNBC talkshow "Squakbox" broke the news earlier today in a tweet, saying "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."

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But while this might come as a shock, the news isn't new. Ed Klein, the bestselling author of books about various presidents, made a similar claim in a recent book about the Obamas. The White House, however, dismissed the rumors, claiming Klein has a habit of making things up.

In Klein's book, "The Amateur," he claimed that Michelle Obama filed for divorce from Barack in 2000 after he lost the race for a Chicago House seat, saying Michelle was disgusted that he risked their "stable and secure future," according to the Daily Mail.  The book goes on to claim that the couple's marriage, in its eighth year at the time, was so rocky that Barack Obama was "suicidal."

The now-President Obama ran for a seat again in 2005 in Illinois and won it, apparently restoring Michelle Obama's faith in their marriage.

The Obama's have now been married for 20 years and have two children, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11. If the rumor is true, one has to wonder how, if at all, the news will influence the election.

For some other ideas of what the announcement could be, look here.

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