Donald Trump was apparently tricked by a prank call from a Piers Morgan impersonator

Isobel van Hagen
Friday 22 January 2021 12:51
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Even though Donald Trump is out of office, that doesn’t mean bizarre stories about his time as president are coming to an end.

Apparently, Trump was duped by a prank caller who was pretending to be Piers Morgan last October, the TV presenter revealed on the BBC’s Americast podcast on Friday. It only emerged that it was a fake caller when Trump called the real Morgan while on his way to vote in Florida.

The strangest part is that prank caller was able to get through to the president while he was aboard Air Force One – a US Air Force aircraft. (Shouldn’t Trump have better security?)

Morgan described the prank call as “an hilarious story,” adding that “somebody had called him pretending to be me the day before and got through to him on Air Force One and they had a conversation with Trump thinking he was talking to me”.

Morgan and Trump had been long-time acquaintances and in 2008, Morgan was the winner of the series Celebrity Apprentice, a show hosted by Trump at the time.

The two have since fallen out, after Morgan criticised Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite having a “very nice conversation,” Morgan said of their October call on the podcast, he added that Trump was a “useless leader” because of his “character flaws – the chronic narcissism, the desire to make everything about himself”.

The identity of the alleged prankster is still unknown, but we wonder how bad their fake Piers Morgan impression was.

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