SNL cast member: Trump faked a phone call about book sales

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson claimed this week that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council MORE faked a phone call about sales for his book during a table reading for the show in 2015. 

“He was, like, weird all week. He, like, faked a phone call during the table read,” Davidson told Complex in an interview on Wednesday. 

“He was like, ‘Hello.’ He goes, ‘Fantastic. OK great.’ And then he hung up and he goes, ‘Hey, everybody! My book just went No. 1!’" he said, imitating Trump. "I swear on my life. We were all like, ‘Yo, that phone didn’t ring.”


Then-presidential candidate Trump hosted the NBC show in November of 2015. 

 Since he became president, other cast members have described working with Trump behind the scenes of the show. 

Former castmember Jon Rudnitsky said in September that Trump tried to improvise during his appearance, while another former castmember, Taran Killam, said he was embarrassed Trump appeared on the show. 

“It was rough. It was not enjoyable at the time and something that only grows more embarrassing and shameful as time goes on,” Killam said last year. 

Actor Alec Baldwin frequently impersonates Trump on the show. The president has frequently taken to Twitter to blast the show as well as Baldwin's performance.