No one enjoys attention as much as Donald Trump — or wields it better than he does.
Yesterday, in response to Trump leaking the cell phone number of fellow presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham in July, Gawker published his cell phone number to try and give Trump a taste of his own medicine. Unfortunately for them, Trump knew exactly what to do with the situation and turned it into an opportunity
While that one cell phone (he must have many) must have been absolutely bombarded with random calls for “the Donald,” Trump used the directed attention to advertise his presidential campaign.
Thank you @gawker! Call me on my cellphone 917.756.8000 and listen to my campaign message.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2015
The number now goes straight to a voicemail which promotes Trump’s website, Twitter account and then asks the caller to come to campaign events.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) August 4, 2015
You have to hand it to Trump — he plays the game well.
h/t: Business Insider