Pay to the order of: The Donald

Vince McMahon (L) and Donald Trump attend a press conference about the WWE at the Austin Straubel International Airport on June 22, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mark A. Wallenfang/Getty Images)

Vince McMahon stepped forward Thursday as the top donor to the Donald J. Trump Foundation, with a spokesman for the wrestling impresario’s company telling Hearst Newspapers that the WWE chief executive gave $5 million to the charity.

The revelation comes one day after the WWE (formerly World Wrestling Entertainment) disputed an online report that it had been most generous to Trump’s charity, which the Smoking Gun website suggested might foot the bill for The Donald’s $5 million offer publicity stunt for President Obama’s college and passport records.

WWE previously said that the Vincent and Linda McMahon Family Foundation gave the $5 million to Trump, who has long questioned Obama’s citizenship and eligibility to run for president.

That would be the same Linda McMahon who is running as a Republican for the second time for Senate since 2010 in blue Connecticut.

A spokesman for McMahon’s campaign denied Wednesday night that the couple gave to Trump’s charity through their foundation.

WWE spokesman Brian Flinn clarified Thursday that the money came directly from Vince McMahon.

A message seeking comment from Trump was left with his publicist.