Former President Donald Trump reportedly prank-called a Michigan congresswoman after she voted to question him in 2019, in line with a brand new guide by New York Occasions reporter Maggie Haberman.

Haberman described the prank name that Trump allegedly made to Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) in a Twitter thread on Wednesday.

Trump allegedly posed as a Washington Publish reporter, asking Dingell a collection of questions on her impeachment vote.

“Rep. Debbie Dingell acquired a name on her cellular phone after she stated she was voting to question Trump in 2019,” Haberman posted. “Trump excoriated her lately deceased, fashionable husband at a rally, and she or he condemned it. The following day, she acquired a name on her cell from somebody claiming to be a Washington Publish reporter whose title she didn’t know. The extra he talked, she couldn’t shake the sense that it was President Trump.”

Haberman stated the quotes from the prank cellphone name by no means appeared in any Washington Publish story.

In a evaluation of Haberman’s forthcoming guide, “Confidence Man,” The Washington Post gave extra element in regards to the alleged name. Haberman stated the person on the cellphone knew Dingell’s late husband, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), from “his investigations in Congress.”

“The title he gave was not one she acknowledged,” Haberman implied. “The person requested Dingell if she was in search of an apology from Trump. No, she replied, merely that individuals might be civil to 1 one other.”

Trump reportedly has a historical past of calling members of the media beneath such aliases as “John Miller” or “John Barron,” in line with The Washington Post. He would fake to be a publicist or a spokesperson defending the problems surrounding Trump’s life and bragging about Trump’s prowess and accomplishments.

HuffPost reached out to Dingell however didn’t hear again in time for publication.

Trump was displeased with Debbie Dingell’s impeachment vote, which prompted him to say at a December 2019 rally that her late husband acquired “A+ remedy” for his funeral and urged he’s “wanting up” from hell. After John Dingell died in early 2019, Trump ordered all U.S. flags to fly at half-staff in his honor.

She calls me up. It’s the nicest factor that’s ever occurred,” Trump claimed on the rally. “‘Thanks a lot. John must be so thrilled. He’s wanting down. He’d be so thrilled. Thanks a lot, sir.’ I stated, ‘That’s OK, don’t fear about it.’ Possibly he’s wanting up. I don’t know. I don’t know. Possibly. Possibly. However let’s assume he’s wanting down.”

Dingell condemned Trump’s statements, saying that “you introduced me down in a manner you possibly can by no means think about,” and “your hurtful phrases simply made my therapeutic a lot tougher,” on Twitter in 2019.

John Dingell was the longest-serving congressman in U.S. historical past. He was replaced by his spouse in November 2014, after retiring earlier that 12 months.

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