The Washington Post
An oopsie for British pol Boris Johnson: That was President Trump on the line, not Bart Simpson.
But did he have Prince Albert in a can?
British politician Boris Johnson says that when President Trump called him recently, he hung up, thinking it was a prank. In an interview published in the Sunday Times, the MP and former foreign secretary described getting a call from someone who said they were from the switchboard of Downing Street, the prime minister’s residence and office.
“The person had a mild Irish accent and said, ‘This is the No. 10 switchboard. We have got the president of the United States for you. I am going to patch you through to the White House situation room,” he said.
But Johnson suspected it was a gag of some kind, imagining himself the butt of a stunt on a radio show.
“Thinking quickly as I do, I said, ‘To all our listeners on Radio Kilkenny, I was not fooled for an instant,’” he told the Times. But the joke was on him after all: Johnson says he hung up and called into Downing Street. “And indeed it was the president,” he recalled.
Trump himself has been the target of a prank dialer: John Melendez, a.k.a. Stuttering John on “The Howard Stern Show,” released audio of a conversation he had with the world leader after claiming to be a senator and being connected to Trump while the president was aboard Air Force One.