Donald Trump, who recently released a video asking President Barack Obama to release his personal and education records, has been using the Hurricane Sandy disaster to further attack the Democratic candidate during the run up to the election.

In the hours after Hurricane Sandy struck, Trump lashed out at Barack Obama saying he was using the natural disaster to garner more votes in next week’s presidential election.

Trump (66) tweeted, “Not only giving out money, but Obama will be seen today standing in water and rain like he is a real President - don't fall for it.”

“Hurricane is good luck for Obama again- he will buy the election by handing out billions of dollars.”

Last week Donald Trump released a video clip offering to donate $5 million to a charity of Obama’s choice if he revealed his birth and education records. This Wednesday he said he was willing to extend his deadline on the offer because of Hurricane Sandy.

Trump’s Twitter rants continued, “Another great cause Obama could send my $5M donation to is a charity for 9/11 First Responders. They are American heroes.”

“Don't let Obama buy the election by handing out unlimited free money to states.”

He added, “Remember this: Obama wants to raise taxes, @MittRomney wants to lower taxes - need I say more.”

Trump went on to boast that his Trump Tower, on 5th Avenue, had stayed open during the storm to give people shelter. He tweeted, “We are taking care of hundreds of people in the Trump Tower atrium - they are seeking refuge. Free coffee and food.”

After his outburst at Obama last week, Barbara Walters, an old friend of Trump’s told him on “The View” to stop.

She said, “You're not hurting Obama. You're hurting Donald, and that hurts me because you're a decent man.

“Stop it. Get off it, Donald.”

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