Donald Trump 'Faked a Phone Call' During SNL Table Read to Congratulate Himself on His Shitty Book

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Pete Davidson, the SNL comedian with the compelling theory that Donald Trump doesn’t know how to read, has shared another wonderful anecdote about Trump’s unfortunate hosting gig in 2015. In an interview with Open Late’s Peter Rosenberg, Davidson said that Trump, for no apparent reason, “faked a phone call” during a table read. Answering his imaginary phone call, Trump said without any pause, “Fantastic, okay great.”

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“Then he hung up,” Davidson continued, “and he goes, ‘Hey everybody, my book just went No. 1.’” What a charmer.

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“He was weird all week,” Davidson said. And guess what? I believe him!

Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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VodkaRocks&aPieceofToast

This is easily one of my biggest pet peeves in TV/Movies when they answer the phone and dont give a few beats for the other person on the line to speak.

Also I find Pete Davidson rather delightful