Last month, American reality show entertainer turned American political system entertainer Donald Trump publicized presidential rival Sen. Lindsey Graham’s cell number, urging his supporters to “try it.” In the spirit of open and fair political debate, we now bring you Trump’s number.
After sharing Graham’s digits at a campaign rally—he held it up printed on a large note card for all to see and read the number aloud—Trump joked “you know he won’t fix anything, but at least he’ll talk to you.” Graham responded by comically destroying his compromised cell phone on video.
Since Trump, in his considered political judgment, has decided that opening up a direct, personal channel of communications between his supporters and his primary opponents is a noble campaign tactic, we think it’s only fair and right that Republican primary voters be able to reach out to Trump himself. If it is the case—as Trump’s release of Graham’s number implicitly argues—that our political discourse improves when voters can ring up candidates on their private cell phones, then we are happy to add Trump’s cell phone number to the body of public knowledge. You can reach Donald Trump at 917-756-8000.
He has some pressing questions to answer. Does he still think Mexicans are out to rape you? Speaking of rape, does he think it’s possible to rape your own wife? Just how much did he exaggerate his net worth to hit the $10 billion figure? What about breast milk does he find so disgusting? Which cabinet position would he give Sarah Palin? Interesting topics, all.
It appears that he’s got an aide picking up for him at least some of the time, so if you hear an unfamiliar voice just be sure to ask for Mr. Trump.
As we pointed out when we brought you Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit’s cell number, according to the Citizen Media Law Project it’s legal to unilaterally record any conversation you might have with Trump in many states (be sure to check the site to make sure it’s OK where you are). And of course, make sure to share it with us.