It seems an inspired “Saturday Night Live” skit. In the middle of an important meeting, Alec Baldwin as President Donald interrupts proceedings to take a fake call about a great Trump achievement, and then he brags about the great news to the captive audience in the room.

Except it might have really happened. And it wasn’t Baldwin, but the real Trump. And the captive audience was the staff at “SNL.”

At least that’s how “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson recalled it during an interview on “Open Late.” Host Peter Rosenberg asked about Trump’s hosting gig in 2015, and Davidson responded with an anecdote about how Trump was quick to let it be known that his 2015 book, “Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again” had just zoomed to the top of the bestsellers’ list.


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“He was, like, weird all week,” Davidson said. “He, like, faked a phone call during the table read. Right as we started he was, like, ‘Hello.’ He goes, ‘Oh, fantastic. OK, great.’ And then he hung up and he goes, ‘Hey, everybody! My book just went number one.’”

Davidson said the call lasted mere seconds, and if there was anybody on the other end of the line, that person wouldn’t have had time to relay a message between Trump’s “Hello,” and “Oh, fantastic.”

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“I swear on my life, we were all, like, ‘Yo, that phone didn’t ring,’” Davidson added.

It wasn’t the first time someone from “SNL” had related the story. Show alum Taran Killam recalled …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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