April 8, 2020
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Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and a ‘world exclusive’ for Radio Kilkenny!

BORIS Johnson, the leading contender to become the next British Prime Minister, has revealed how he recently mistook US President Donald Trump for a Kilkenny community radio station.

Johnson made the revelation in an newspaper interview as he launched his campaign to replace Theresa May.

When a call came through to his office purporting to be from the most powerful man on the planet, Johnson thought someone was pulling his leg.

“The person had a mild Irish accent and said ‘This is the No 10 switchboard, we have got the president of the United States for you. I am just going to patch you through to the White House situation room,’” Mr Johnson told The Sunday Times.

“Thinking quickly as I do, I said, ‘To all our listeners on Radio Kilkenny, I was not fooled for an instant,'” the politician said, adding that he then hung up because he assumed it to be a hoax.

But almost immediately, doubts began to set in. So just to be sure Johnson put a call into the prime minister’s residence, asking if Trump had really tried to call.

“And indeed it was the president,” Johnson said.

The story has handed local station CRKC/Radio Kilkenny a fantastic publicity coup. And since it was printed, our community broadcaster, which recently celebrated its 40th year on air, revealed lots of people have been getting in touch.

CRKC/Radio Kilkenny said they would be happy to give an exclusive interview to Johnson, or indeed President Trump, the next time they’re in Kilkenny.

A spokesperson for the station told KilkennyNow.ie: “We’re happy to interview Mr Johnson – or President Trump – anytime they want to phone in or come into the studio!”

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