U.S. President Donald Trump was tempted to make a joke call aboard the Air Force One Thursday, the comedian behind the stunt said.
Comedian John Melendez, whose stage name is Stuttering John, published a podcast in which he posed as Senator Bob Menendez and a false assistant. In the recording, he talks to Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and receives a recall from someone he claims is the president. 
The podcast can be found here, with the section on the alleged conversation with Trump dating back to the 1st starts at 10 minutes (warning, includes explicit language)
"Sometimes the [President’s] channels are too wide open and mistakes like this happen," a White House official told CNN.
In the four-minute talk, the man allegedly Trump congratulates the rogue he considers Menendez to his acquittal in a bribery case in 2017. Trump also talks to the comedian about the Supreme Court's position following the resignation of Judge Anthony Kennedy was vacated. The voice the comedian claims is that Trump says he'll appoint a new Chief Justice in 10 to 15 days.
When the comedian posing as Senator asks Trump about the child separation policy, the alleged president replies, "Bob, let me just tell you, I want to be able to take care of the situation as well as anyone else on the planet top level. "
" I'd like to make the bigger solution, rather than the smaller solution. "They're I think we can do the whole thing.
In the podcast, Melendez also plays a recording of a conversation he is supposed to have had with Kushner while posing as a convention assistant in which the White House plays counselor agrees that Trump returns his call when he says he wants to talk about immigration.
In an interview with CNN, Melendez said that if he had been asked basic questions by presidential helpers when he tried to reach the president, the prank would have fallen to pieces.
"All you had to ask me is which party affiliation is Senator Menendez, or in which state he is a senator, and I would not have known, but they did not ask me," he said.
According to the report, when White House officials submitted a request to Senator Menendez & # 39; Office over the conversation with the president, they were confronted with confusion, with the senator's advisers unaware of a conversation that had taken place.