WASHINGTON — Donald Trump just got a taste of his own medicine.
Two weeks after Trump publicized the phone number of Sen. Lindsey Graham, a competing Republican presidential candidate, the Gawker website published what it claimed was the billionaire businessman’s cell phone number.
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was not aware of the post when reached for comment, but said the number the website published is “not the number I use when I call him, so I don’t know where that number goes.”
The campaign later put out a statement saying “It’s a very old number. This is not one he uses. Mr. Trump has several numbers so this is not an issue.”
A CNN reporter reached a busy dial tone when calling the number several times on Monday before ultimately reaching a voicemail, which was full.
“Please leave your name and message and you’ll be called back shortly,” a woman’s voice said in the voicemail greeting.
The Gawker reporter Sam Biddle said in his post that one of Trump’s aides answered the phone when he called but claimed that he also reached Trump directly by calling the number.
MSNBC said Monday the number is the same Trump used to call in to the network in June.