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I tricked Trump on Air Force One: comedian

In completely normal news - a comedian and podcaster says he successfully pulled a prank call on US President Donald Trump on the Air Force One for nearly four minutes. At this time Trump had been flying back from a rally in North Dakota. The senator represents New Jersey. Melendez claims that the president was on Air Force One when he allegedly took the prank call.

Melendez blasted the Secret Service attempt to arrest him as "unbelievable", tweeting that they should arrest presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerKushner family company in lawsuit accuses Jersey City of anti-Trump "animus" Trump, Kushner buildings rank among top polluters in New York Bipartisan senator duo urges Trump to back criminal justice bill MORE "for putting the call through".

A comedian claims to have spoken for several minutes with US President Donald Trump after calling the White House and pretending to be a US senator, in an episode that has revived scrutiny of the security of the Trump administration's communications.

He also took to Twitter to chastise major media outlets for "not picking up on the fact that I totally duped" Trump. I'd like to do the larger solution rather than the smaller solution; they're doing them step by step.

The White House's Office of Legislative Affairs, which typically coordinates phone calls from Congress to the president, tried to kill the call when it realized Menendez had not tried to reach Trump. "I mean we did this as a goof, I'm a comedian", said John Melendez, better known as Stuttering John of Howard Stern fame. "But they didn't ask me any of this", Melendez told CNN.

After he told him he wanted to discuss immigration, Melendez said Mr Kushner responded: "OK, cool, I'll tell him".

Melendez then raised the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the Supreme Court and asked whether Trump would consider naming a moderate rather that a conservative.

Linking to the New Republic's story on the Stuttering John incident, which we'll get to in a moment, Avenatti suggested Americans may not be inspired and confident in Trump's "tough" national security talk given that this prank slipped through the cracks.

"I'll probably make it over the next couple of weeks". I never said to Donald that I was Sen.

The White House has not confirmed yet if it the president's voice on the Melendez recording.

In the recording, the man identified as Trump also congratulated Senator Menendez for his acquittal in a 2017 bribery case.

Trump responds that he expects to make a decision on a nominee "over the next 12 to 14 days". I'm exhausted of the problem.

On Friday, a White House official told CNN accepting the call was a mistake.



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