In a hilarious twist to the news coming from the White House this weekend, it seems as though high ranking Trump officials were pranked spectacularly.
According to CNN, an email prankster from the UK managed to trick at least three white house staffers into believing that they were talking to their colleagues. The subjects of the emails ranged from Iraqi-style dinners to eluding to the dismissal of staffers that seem to be on Trump’s “chopping block”.
Posing as Jared Kushner, the email prankster, to Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert, wrote “Tom, we are arranging a bit of a soirée towards the end of August, It would be great if you could make it, I promise food of at least comparable (sic) quality to that which we ate in Iraq. Should be a great evening.” Tom Bossert then replied by writing “Thanks, Jared. With a promise like that, I can’t refuse. Also, if you ever need it, my personal email is [redacted]”
The UK prankster went even further in his hysterical venture by antagonizing the recently “axed”, infamously potty mouthed staffer, Anthony Scaramucci. He did this by posing as Scaramucci’s arch nemesis Reince Preibus.
“I had promised myself I would leave my hands mud free,but after reading your tweet today which stated how; ‘soon we will learn who in the media who has class, and who hasn’t’, has pushed me to this. That tweet was breathtakingly hypocritical, even for you. At no stage have you acted in a way that’s even remotely classy, yet you believe that’s the standard by which everyone should behave towards you? General Kelly will do a fine job. I’ll even admit he will do a better job than me. But the way in which that transition has come about has been diabolical. And hurtful. I don’t expect a reply.”
However, Scaramucci did reply by writing “You know what you did. We all do. Even today. But rest assured we were prepared. A man would apologize.”
The fake Reince Priebus responded poignantly, writing “I can’t believe you are questioning my ethics! The so called ‘Mooch’, who can’t even manage his first week in the White House without leaving upset in his wake. I have nothing to apologize for.”
Scaramucci, who seems to never know when to back down, replied “Read Shakespeare. Particularly Othello. You are right there. My family is fine by the way and will thrive. I know what you did. No more replies from me.”
Oh but Scaramucci did reply yet again to the prankster’s emails. But this time the prankster was posing as Ambassador to Russia-designate Jon Huntsman Jr.
“Who’s (sic) head should roll first? Maybe I can help things along somewhat.” Presumably talking about then Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus and current White House Senior Adviser Steve Bannon.
Scaramucci’s response was simply “”Both of them,”. And after exchanging a few more emails with the fake ambassador, he wrote, affectionately “Are you in Moscow now? If not please visit.”
The prankster managed to also get in touch with Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump who, in a surprising act of intelligence, promptly responded: “I have sent this to law enforcement who will handle from here.”
The mastermind behind this prank is a man whose only identifier is his twitter handle @SINON_REBORN. His twitter bio states that he is a “Lover, not a fighter”.