Gawker wants to give Donald Trump a taste of his own medicine.
Not a month ago, Trump thought it would be a cute campaign idea to release the number of his competitor, Senator Lindsey Graham. The personal attack was only one in a string of outlandish stunts performed by Trump on his fiery campaign trail, but it resulted in an equally weird response from the senator.
Gawker decided to enter the ring in this bout of numbers Aug. 3. Somehow, presumably through their secure informant portal, they got a hold of Trump's digit and publicly shared them.
Since Trump, in his considered political judgment, has decided that opening up a direct, personal channel of communications between his supporters and his primary opponents is a noble campaign tactic, we think it's only fair and right that Republican primary voters be able to reach out to Trump himself. If it is the case—as Trump's release of Graham's number implicitly argues—that our political discourse improves when voters can ring up candidates on their private cell phones, then we are happy to add Trump's cell phone number to the body of public knowledge. You can reach Donald Trump at 917-756-8000.