North America 25 October 2012 Stephen Colbert offers $1m to Donald Trump's charity of choice if... (Video) Will Trump take up the offer? (No.) Print HTML 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. › Why higher tuition fees have left a £1bn-a-year black hole Donald Trump v static electricity. Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles Margaret Atwood on how an inspired polymath resurrected Native America’s epics The last British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer will be released When should you start caring about the US presidential election?