Kyle Sandilands Talks His ‘Hero’ Donald Trump Live On Air – Before He Receives Devastating News
Radio host Kyle Sandilands’ love and appreciation for former US President Donald Trump is no secret.
And when he got the chance to speak to his ‘hero’ on the broadcast on Wednesday, the 50-year-old did not miss that opportunity.
He had just interviewed Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former White House aide and Big Brother VIP star, when he was told she had provided Trump’s personal phone number.
Excited: Kyle Sandilands spoke to his ‘hero’ Donald Trump on Wednesday after an interview with former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman — but not all was as it seemed
The shock jock eagerly dialed the number when co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson told him not to hold any hopes in case it wasn’t him or the number wasn’t in use.
But the call went through and a Trump-esque voice asked, “Hello, who is this?”
A stunned Kyle kept calm as he praised Trump and said he had been “waving the Trump flag” in Australia for years.
He even said it would be “the best day” of his life if the former president visited Sydney.
Just as Trump was about to discuss his upcoming social media platform, Jackie interrupted, “I can’t. I can’t do this. Sorry, Kyle. Just lie!’
Star-struck: A stunned Kyle kept calm as he praised Trump (pictured in July) and said he had been waving ‘the Trump flag’ in Australia for years
A joke! Just as Trump was about to discuss his upcoming social media platform, his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson interrupted, “I can’t. I can’t do this. Sorry, Kyle. Just lie!’
All the producers burst out laughing when Jackie explained that it was just a joke and that ‘we thought you’d never kick it’.
The person on the phone was an impersonator of Donald Trump, she said.
Kyle has fallen for similar jokes before, including when he was tricked into thinking he was talking to Barack Obama when he was just an impersonator.
An embarrassed Kyle said, ‘You know why I fell for it? Because I so want it to be true.’
Unimpressed: All the producers burst out laughing when Jackie explained it was just a joke and that ‘we thought you’d never kick it’
‘I’m very sorry. I was really a bit against it this time,’ Jackie said guiltily.
“Now another year of stories goes by where I look silly again,” Kyle moaned, referring to the inevitable media coverage of the joke.
“I just can’t believe I fell for it again because I wanted it to be real,” he added.
The setup: Kyle had just interviewed former White Hosue aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (pictured) when told she had provided Trump’s personal phone number