A pair of Montreal radio hosts pranked former U.S. president Donald Trump Wednesday into thinking they were celebrities Clint Eastwood and Canadian MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre.
ÉNERGIE hosts Jason Rockman and Sébastien Trudel, known for pranking celebrities like Britney Spears, Bill Gates and Paul McCartney, managed to get in touch with a receptionist at one of Trump’s golf courses that he owns.
Trump’s former White House receptionist, Chamberlain Harris, returned Rockman’s call requesting more information and scheduled an interview for Wednesday, according to Quebec-based television network Noovo.
Trudel said that he was surprised at how quickly he was able to reach Trump and a prank like this would usually take months to accomplish.
In the almost two-minute-long video, he explained that Kevin, their made-up manager, received the call to put Trump on the line with the two pranksters.
“Hi Kevin, it’s Donald Trump. How are you?” Trump says during the call.
“It’s not Kevin, it’s Mr. Eastwood. Kevin passed me his phone,” Rockman replied imitating the actor.
“Oh is this Clint? You sound about 30 years old,” Trump said skeptically.
The radio host continues to ask Trump how he’s been doing amid the legal turmoil he’s been facing.
“Really doing well… the country’s not doing well,” Trump said. “I think it’s the worst it’s ever been.”
While Eastwood was a registered Republican, his support for Trump was unclear during the former president’s campaign. He expressed that though Trump “ has said a lot of dumb things ,” he did see where he was coming from at times and is “just saying what’s on his mind.”
Trudel, who was impersonating St-Pierre, then took the phone, introduced himself and said “I just want to tell you I’m with you 100 per cent.”
“Oh that’s great George,” Trump replied.
Trudel suggested he could organize a fight against “the Canadian champion Mario Tessier” — who is actually a comedian and radio host — and the sales could go to Trump’s campaign, to which he replied that they’ll talk about it.
“How’s Canada doing?” Trump then asked.
“Canada’s doing horrible with Trudeau. I don’t know what you think of him,” Trudel prodded hoping to get an answer from the former president.
“We get along, we had our little differences, but we get along pretty well, I think,” Trump said.
Trudel concluded by coming clean and telling Trump he was on a radio show.
“That’s what I thought,” Trump said. “It sounded a little hokey.”
Trump explained that he’d been pranked before and that it was “okay”.
“Have a good time fellas, you take care of yourselves,” Trump said at the end of the call.