Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Andy Borowitz

Trump Accidentally Calls Biden Looking for Dirt on Biden

Photograph by Aude Guerrucci / Alamy

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In the latest embarrassing communications slipup for the White House, Donald Trump called Joe Biden over the weekend looking for dirt on Joe Biden.

Reportedly, the phone call began with ten to fifteen minutes of pleasantries before Trump, who apparently did not realize he was speaking to the former Vice-President, asked Biden to investigate "Sleepy Joe and his crooked son, Sleazy Hunter."

Understandably, Biden took umbrage at this request, and only then did it become clear to Trump that he had called the wrong person.

After Biden was unmasked, Trump was urged to quickly hang up by Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, Bill Barr, Betsy DeVos, and a half-dozen other senior Administration officials who had been listening in on the call.

Later in the day, the White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, attempted to put the errant phone call in context by explaining that the former Vice-President's phone number was "extremely similar" to that of Stevo Pendarovski, the President of North Macedonia.

On the lawn of the White House, Trump lashed out at those criticizing his call to Biden, arguing, "Other than the fact that I did not know who I was talking to, that phone call was perfect."


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