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Stephen Colbert offers $1m to Donald Trump's charity of choice if... (Video)

Will Trump take up the offer? (No.)

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Donald Trump v static electricity. Photograph: Getty Images

Donald Trump's attention seeking has certainly won him a lot of attention. But while there has been no shortage of jokey responses to his demand that Obama release his college records for a $5m donation to charity – my personal favourite was a demand that he prove his hair is real for a similar donation – Stephen Colbert's response has one crucial difference: he actually has the money.

The Colbert Super PAC – technically called "Americans for a better tomorrow, tomorrow" – has a little over $1m in its funds, available to Colbert for basically any political activity. And yet, at the same time, there's little chance that he'll have to spend this money. Call it a hunch.