by Cassy Fiano | August 5, 2015 7:19 am
Donald Trump may be a joke of a presidential candidate, but there’s no doubting that he can’t roll with the punches. When Gawker released his personal cell phone number, Trump didn’t even flinch, and instead, took charge of the situation and turned his voicemail into a campaign ad.
Donald Trump has a barbed sense of humor, and he unleashed it Tuesday on Gawker after the liberal gossip website published his cell phone number.
Trump made news last month amid a feud with Sen. Lindsey Graham by reading his private cell phone number out loud during a speech in Graham’s native South Carolina.
On Monday Gawker turned the tables, publishing Trump’s own number. But The Donald has ricocheted the slap back in the website’s direction by abandoning the number and replacing the voicemail greeting with a presidential campaign ad.
‘Hi. This is Donald Trump and I’m running for the presidency of the United States of America,’ callers to 917-756-8000 now hear.
‘With your help and support, together we can make America truly great again. Visit me on Twitter at @realDonaldTrump, and visit my campaign website at www.donaldtrump.com. Hope to see you on the campaign trail. We’re going to do it.’
DailyMail.com obtained the same phone number on July 22 and called it. When Trump answered, he was asked if he was worried someone might publish it.
He said then that the number Gawker ‘outed’ on Monday was ‘an old one that I really don’t use much anymore.’
‘I have six private cell phones,’ he said then. ‘It doesn’t matter to me one bit. … ‘Some are super-private, you know. This isn’t one of those. There are people who have it.’
‘I change them all the time,’ Trump insisted. ‘I can always just get rid of this one.’
Of course, Trump kind of had it coming, considering he did the exact same thing to Lindsey Graham. But unlike Graham, Trump made the situation into a positive for him — although maybe now that he’s had a taste of his own medicine, he might be a little less likely to stoop so low in the future.
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