Friday, June 29, 2018
Prank Caller Patched Through to Trump on Air Force One
The host of "The Stuttering John" podcast, John Melendez, got President Trump on the phone yesterday by pretending he was New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez...
Melendez, the host, had three different interactions with two White House operators and got through two call screens before Jared Kushner called him from Air Force One. According to Melendez, Kushner asked if he wanted to talk to the president then or have them call him back later...
When the White House operator calls back, he says: "Hello is this Sen. Menendez?" and then "Hello is this Air Force One?"
President Trump picked up the phone congratulating who he thought was Sen. Menendez and telling him he "went through a very tough situation."
He also talked about immigration. "Bob, let me just tell you I want to be able to take care of the situation every bit as much as anybody else at the top level. I'd rather do the larger solution rather than the smaller solution."
He said the North Dakota Senate race is "a tough race."
Regarding his SCOTUS nominee, he said they'll be done making a decision in 12 to 14 days.
Here's audio of the call:
at 2:35 PM