Trump tricked with prank call

Washington, June 30: A comedian claims to have spoken for several minutes with US President Donald Trump by pretending to be Senator Robert Menendez while on board Air Force One. Comedian John Melendez said he claimed to be Senator Menendez and a fake assistant. Then he spoke to the President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and received a call back from Trump on Thursday. “I am shocked … I mean we did this as a goof, I’m a comedian,” Melendez, better known as Stuttering John, told CNN on Friday. “I just could not believe that it took us an hour-and-a-half to get Kushner and Trump on the phone from Air Force One.” Menendez is a Democratic senator from New Jersey and a long-time campaigner for immigration reform. The prank caller said that his plan could have easily gone wrong. “All they had to ask me is what party affiliation is Senator Menendez, or what state is he a senator of, and I would not have known. But they didn’t ask me any of this,” Melendez told CNN. (IANS)