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Prankster calls US President Donald Trump, White House puts him through

White House officials did not respond on Friday to requests for comment on how the prankster had been allowed to get through to the president

Julie Hirschfeld Davis | NYT 

The president of the United States, one of the most protected people on the planet and among the least accessible to the public, would seem to be a long-shot target for a prank caller looking to have some fun. But President Trump, who likes to field his own telephone calls and prefers spontaneity to protocol, is a different breed. So on Wednesday, when a radio shock jock and comedian dialled the White House switchboard impersonating a United States senator’s aide, he found himself — in between barely suppressed giggles and off-colour jokes with his producer — patched ...

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First Published: Sun, July 01 2018. 00:26 IST