Donald Trump called into Real America’s Voice, a right wing network, on Thursday for one of his patented wide-ranging interviews. As they so often do with Trump, things got weird, but not for the usual reasons. The interview sounded a bit off and many people thought it might have been a prank caller using AI.
So The Daily Beast‘s Zachary Petrizzo reached out to RAV owner Robert Sigg and was told that the network was doing an investigation into the matter, which fueled speculations that it was indeed a fake. But then the story took another twist as a spokesperson for RAV said that Sigg was not the person on the other end of the conversation with The Daily Beast.
Donald Trump posted a snippet of the interview on his Truth Social page, which means Trump was probably the actual caller for the 17-minute interview. Or he’s become such a parody of himself that even he can’t tell the difference between himself and a computer program that has listened to his greatest hits.
The Daily Beast article has been updated to include this note.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to remove quotes attributed to the owner of Real America’s Voice, Robert Sigg, saying he is investigating whether the call was a prank and criticizing network staffers. A Daily Beast reporter had a conversation by text with a person who identified themselves as Sigg, on a number public records show was once associated with Sigg—but a spokesperson for Real America’s Voice said that it was not Sigg and is not his current number.
So in the end the only person who actually got tricked was Petrizzo, who never would have texted Sigg’s old number if multiple people didn’t think the original call was a fake. The question is, who has the old number and why did they play along with such a media friendly response? If you take a step back, it’s kind of weird on every level.
And on top of all that, this is also kind of a fascinating modern twist on the legendary tales of Trump calling newspapers to talk about himself under fake names John Barron and John Miller. Instead of using a computer, Trump simply pretended to be PR reps without bothering to disguise his voice. Imagine the press Trump could have cooked up for himself with AI at his disposal.
Hollywood actress, Eva Mendes claims she is such a hairy “beast” that she needs to shave her face “every other day.”
The Cuban-American actress divulged her secret to a flawless skin via Instagram on Tuesday, June 6, to which a follower asked, “How often should dermaplaning be done? Once a month, biweekly?”
“Im a beast so I probably need every other day! Ha,” Mendes, 49, replied.
“My hair grows back if I get chills. Anyone else get that?” she added. “I’ll literally be shaving my legs in the shower and get chills and all my work is undone ! .”
Dermaplaning is a technique that involves using an oscillating blade to “skim” off the surface layers of the skin, which eliminates the fuzz many people naturally have on their faces.
The treatment also minimizes the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
Speaking on the reactions her post got, she wrote;
“I received a lot of comments on [my previous] post from women who’ve been shaving their face for years-ok I guess ‘dermaplaning’ is the preferred word but it is what it is and I LOVE it!”
Naija News reports that in another portion of the interview shared by media personality Chude Jideonwo, the comedian revealed how he was stopped from attending Basketmouth’s wedding but his wife’s name was on the list of guests.
According to him, there were times that Basketmouth would often refuse to introduce him at events where they were both billed to perform.
However, this did not stop his kind gesture toward Basketmouth’s family as he sought every opportunity to reconcile with his colleague.
AY also claimed to have spotted Basktmouth at a club and approached him for a chat, urging him to forget the past but he described himself as a beast, stressing he doesn’t forgive.
He words: “Do you know that I attended Basket Mouth’s wedding when all these things were going on at the time, I was at the wedding, they looked at the list of guests, wife’s name was on the list, my name no dey list. I wasn’t qualified to enter the wedding.
“I was looking at my wife, my wife dey look her husband and she was like okay, let’s be going home since you no qualify to enter.
“So quite a lot happened. So when you keep quiet and you don’t say anything; the only time I will now address it with that tweet, everybody came for me. Nobody knows what and what I have been going through.
“It’s so bad that, sometimes, my name will be removed from an event: ‘If AY is in, I’m not in’.
Basket will be at an event, maybe AY is on the Bill, he won’t introduce me if he’s the MC. I will just go and pick my mic on the floor and go and do my thing. It was that bad.
“But I never gave up. Every opportunity – maybe the wife gives birth, I’d go with my own wife or maybe something is going on – I kept doing everything.
“Long story short, one day Basket was in the club with a glass of drink so I walked up to my guy. I said: ‘Bright Okpocha. (He’s my senior colleague but my junior in real life), howfar my guy.’
“So we got talking. So I said to my friend, ‘You see God has blessed us. You have a house in Lekki, I have a house. You have a child, I have a child, God has blessed us. This thing that happened in 2006, guy drop am.
“And my dear colleague looked at me eye ball to eye ball and said: ‘I’m a beast, I don’t forgive”