A comedian best known for his stints on "The Howard Stern Show" says he was able to reach President Trump aboard Air Force One by impersonating New Jersey Sen.
The call reportedly took place Wednesday evening as Trump flew back from a rally in North Dakota. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) The voice very clearly President Trump's.
In one of the more freaky stories of the week, a prank caller appears to have managed to get on the phone with President Donald Trump through a White House phone and at least one person inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is blaming the debacle on the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
"I find it astounding that the news media's not picking up the fact that I totally duped the President & got in touch within in less than 2 hours while he was on Air Force One", tweeted Melendez.
OK, so this has been a pretty insane week and it seems like it's getting just a tad crazier as comedian John Melendez (aka "Stuttering John" to Howard Stern fans) claims he successfully prank called President Trump. He said on his podcast that he had spoken to Trump many times as himself, and called him from his personal phone.
Mr Melendez said: "Donald picks up the phone and I started talking to the President". He adds, "I'd like to do the larger solution rather than the smaller solution; they're doing them step by step".
"What could I tell them that you're going to do in moving forward?" "But they didn't ask me any of this", Melendez told CNN.
The comedian also urged the president to choose a supreme court nominee who is not overly conservative, with Trump responding that he had "a big list of people" and that he would announce a nominee in 12 to 14 days.
At first, Melendez calls the White House using his mate's phone and uses his real name.
"As someone who has spent my entire career trying to convince Republicans to join me in reforming our nation's broken immigration system, I welcome any opportunity to have a real conversation with the president on how to uphold the American values that have guided our family-based immigration policy for the past century", he said.
The US government has come under fire in recent weeks over its policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border with Mexico.
In the clip a voice purporting to be Trump congratulates Melendez, which is an apparent reference to him being cleared of corruption charges a year ago. Except now, as you know, Trump is president.
There is only speculation into how the call apparently made it all the way to the president. "The White House is not denying that this call happened".