Jokingly comedian claims to reach President Trump aboard Air Force One
A comedian claims to have talked to President Trump for several minutes after calling the White House and claiming to be a US Senator in an episode that revives the security of the Trump government's communications.
John Melendez, "Stuttering John" published last Thursday in his latest podcast the Sound of Alleged Conversation .
In this conversation, Melendez poses as Sen. Robert Menendez (DN.J.) and seems to be passing Trump while the President aboard Air Force One on his way back to Washington after his rally on Wednesday evening in Fargo, ND is
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9659005) "Hi, Bob," says Trump in the call, according to the sound broadcast on the "stuttering John Podcast" before continuing, "Menendez "to congratulate. The New Jersey D Emocrat has defended a challenger in a better-than-expected Senate this month after beating the conviction in a corruption case against the US government last year.
"They've been through a tough, difficult situation – and I do not think that's fair – but congratulations," says Trump.
Melendez and Trump then discuss the immigration policy and the process of electing a Supreme Court candidate before completing their conversation a few minutes later.
"Take care of yourself," says Trump at the end of the conversation. "I'll talk to you soon, Bob. Take care of yourself."
The news comes a month after 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 on the terrace of his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach on the delicate question of how the US should respond to a North Korean test for ballistic missile testing, as waiters and curious guests Photos shot
Melendez, who left Stern's show in 2004 and later worked as a spokesman for Jay Leno's "Tonight Show," has long been known to rant celebrities with embarrassing questions. At a memorable appearance, he asked Gennifer Flowers at her 1992 press conference about her affair with Bill Clinton, "Will you sleep with any other presidential candidate?"
"Many of these celebrities do not understand it – they do not. I never want to be able to laugh about themselves," Melendez said in an interview with The Washington Post in 1994. "They are accustomed to being treated as an elite, they stand on such a pedestal, they forget that they are only human."
In a tweet on Thursday night Melendez said he had "totally" the president duped "and contacted him in less than two hours while he was in Air Force One" I found it amazing that the news media is not picking up on the fact that I have totally overruled the president and in less than 2 Hours came into contact when he was on Air Force One, shame on, NBC /, CNN & Huffington Post. I gave them a news story in their lap.
– John Melendez (@stutteringjohnm) 29 June 2018
On the podcast, Melendez first calls the White House dashboard and identifies himself as "stuttering John Melendez," but it is said that Trump is unavailable, then he calls back and ide He identifies himself as Menendez's assistant and says the senator wants to talk to Trump about "a specific bill that is just now pushing".
A White House operator finally calls back and connects him to Trump aboard Air Force One.
In the conversation, Melendez asks Trump how he wants to continue the hot topic of family divisions on the southern border of the United States, and told the president, "My constituents give me a lot about this immigration matter."
Trump answers with optimistic optimism Congress can "make a real immigration bill." Legislators have left the city this week after failing to enforce two separate immigration laws, and they are divided over how to tackle a narrower solution to the problem of family separation
"I would rather make the bigger solution than the smaller one "Trump says, adding," I think we can do it all, I have a good relationship with the party, you have a good relationship with the party. "
He advocates greater border security and says Melendez that it is "good for us both".
"No, I understand that, but I'm Hispanic," Melendez answers. "Well, you know, I have to take care of my people too, you understand."
"I agree, I agree," says Trump.
Melendez also tells Trump of the reputation of not being "too conservative" in his election for a Supreme Court Justice to replace Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, who announced his resignation on Wednesday.
Trump answers that he expects to make a decision on a candidate in the next 12 to 14 days.
"I have a list of people, I have a big list of people, Bob, and we'll take a look and we'll make a decision," says Trump.
By Friday night, the call had become cable news feed, with guests on CNN and MSNBC marveling at the ease with which Melendez apparently managed to get president.
"This may be the best way to get an interview with President Trump right now," moderator Chuck Todd joked during a round table on MSNBC.
Philip Rucker contributed to this report.