Gawker Wants You To Call Donald Trump, And They Published His Cell Phone Number To Help You

Donald Trump has proven that he has no problem hitting back when somebody hits at him, as several of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination have already found out. But now Trump is learning that revenge is often a two-way street.

Angered that Senator Lindsey Graham had called him a “jackass” on the July 21 edition of CBS This Morning, Trump responded by giving out the senator’s private cell phone number. Graham answered that move by making a video of himself destroying his cell phone. Now, Gawker has “trumped” The Donald by giving out his private cell phone number.

Sam Biddle, who wrote the piece for Gawker, says:

“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.”

Biddle says he thinks that Trump seemed to imply that dialogue between politicians and the public improves when you can contact them on their personal phones, and that was the reason for the move. Biddle called the number, and while he says that an aide answers the phone at least some of the time, he did get to speak to The Donald himself. He observes that Trump has “a nice phone voice.”

Before you go running to ring up Trump, be aware that Gawker readers were reporting that his voicemail box was full within minutes of the story’s publication. Some, however, who were too shy to try and call, or who found that there was no room in Trump’s mailbox, sent texts, including this one:

You're Fired


Some readers weren’t amused at this stunt, with at least one reminding Gawker that what they did is considered “doxxing.” But others said that since Trump started this by giving out Graham’s phone number, they didn’t see a problem with it.

We could give you Trump’s number, but since Gawker got there first, what’s the point? If you want to try and get in touch with The Donald, check out the story at

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