On Thursday, John Melendez said he had played tricks on the President of the United States, no less than Air Force One, and was upset that the news media had not seen much of what in his special line of work would lead to a Super Bowl victory.
Two days later, Melendez said he was standing quietly outside his front door, hoping that intelligence agents who knocked would go without fuss. He said agents later identified with his neighbors.
For Melendez, better known by his nickname "Howard Stern Show," Stuttering John, the realization that a wider audience became aware of his presidential prank came swiftly
In the call of Melendez & # 39; podcast was posted, the comic portrays himself as Senator Robert Menendez (DN.J.) and seems to be whipped by Trump while the president aboard the Air Force One is on his way back to Washington after a rally in Fargo , ND
Of course, it is difficult to independently check whether Melendez has actually reached the president. The prank could be on Melendez's listeners, not on Trump. Neither the White House nor the Secret Service sent back calls to confirm Melendez's claims about the joke call and subsequent visit.
In the audio recording of "The Stuttering John Podcast," a voice that sounds very much like President Trump says, "Hi, Bob," before he " Menendez "congratulates. The New Jersey Democrat defended a challenger in a more-than-expected Senate board this month after stalling the conviction in a nationwide corruption process last year.
"They've been through a tough, difficult situation – and I do not think so. A very fair situation – but congratulations," says the voice, which sounds like Trump.
Melendez and "Trump" then discuss the immigration policy and the process of electing a candidate for the Supreme Court before starting their conversation a few minutes later.
"Take care of yourself," says The Voice, which sounds like Trump at the end of the call. "I'll talk to you soon, Bob. Take care of yourself."
The presumed joke call with the president follows reports that Trump's use of state-issued smartphones could open him up for security risks. The president was also criticized last year for watching the ticklish and inquisitive questions on the terrace of his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach as the wait-and-see question of how the United States should respond to a North Korean test for ballistic missile testing snapped photos
Melendez, who left Stern's show in 2004 and later served as presenter for Jay Leno's "Tonight Show," has long been known to scandalize celebrities with embarrassing questions. In an appearance, he asked Gennifer Flowers at her 1992 press conference about her affair with Bill Clinton: "Will you sleep with any other presidential candidate?"
Melendez said in an interview with CNN on Friday that he was "shocked". that he could successfully reach the president.
"I mean, we did that as a fool, I'm a comedian," Melendez said. "I just could not believe it took an hour and a half to call Jared Kushner and Donald Trump from Air Force One." Kushner is Trump's senior consultant and son-in-law.
A day later, Melendez joked that he was on the run. "I can not stay in my house because I have kids this weekend, and it's my last chance before I go to the big house," he joked.
Then he mused jokingly about the time he will spend imprisoning.
"I am currently in an unknown location Sorry, I love you all, but I have to go to sleep Red, can I get a stone hammer?
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