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Trump Apparently Duped by Prankster on Air Force One Phone Call

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One.

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One.

Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg

President Donald Trump appeared to return a call from a prankster posing as New Jersey’s Democratic Senator Bob Menendez during an Air Force One flight earlier this week, calling into question the White House’s security protocols.

Audio of an exchange with Trump and the pranksters was posted online by “The Stuttering John Podcast” and features the president speaking with a comedian, who pretends to be Menendez. In a three-minute conversation, the two men discussed the Supreme Court, the debacle over immigrant family separations and Menendez’s corruption trial.