US President Donald Trump was tricked by a comedian into taking a joke aboard Air Force One.
Comedian John Melendez introduced himself as Senator Bob Menendez. He said he had talked to the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and received a phone call from Mr. Trump.
Mr. Melendez said he was Senator Menendez and a false assistant.
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Senator Menendez is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey and longtime campaigner for the reform of immigration.
The US government has come under fire in recent weeks over its policy of separating migrant children from their parents on the Mexican border.
Mr. Melendez, who goes by the pseudonym Stuttering John, began his talks with the US president and invited them into his podcast.
On the record, the voice allegedly Trump congratulates Mr. Menendez for his acquittal in 2017 in a bribe case.
He was accused of accepting gifts from an Florida ophthalmologist in exchange for political influence.
The two voices in Mr. Melendez's podcast record also talked about the release of the Supreme Court following Anthony Kennedy's decision to resign next month.
The vote said Mr. Trump says he will nominate a new judge to the Supreme Court "10 to 14 days".
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When the White House inquired with Mr. Menendez's office about the conversation, Trump thought On Thursday, the Senator's staff were confused, US media reports.
The joke caller said his plan could easily have gone awry.
"All you had to ask me is what party affiliation Senator Menendez is state is he a senator of, and I did not know, but they did not ask me," Mr Melendez told CNN.
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