National news services are reporting that Donald Trump plans to sue Bill Maher because Trump "accepted" Maher's "offer" to pay $5 M if Trump provided proof that he was not the offspring of his mother pro-creating with an orangutan. Apparently anticipating Maher's defense, Trump insists:
"I don’t think he was joking. He said it with venom. That was venom. That wasn’t a joke. In fact he was nervous when he said it. It was a pathetic delivery, but he said, 'I will give' and I said I will accept, so let’s see what happens."
The legal standard, of course, is intent to contract - not the level of joviality or vengeance contained in the purported offer. So, see the video clip below and judge for yourself. Is it a contract offer or not?
update: Lawsuit withdrawn (to be re-filed later?)