Donald Trump Turns His Cellphone Voicemail Into a Campaign Ad

Trump turns the tables on Gawker after the site released the candidate's number.

ByABC News
August 4, 2015, 12:44 PM

— -- Donald Trump has turned the tables on Gawker. After the online site released one of Donald Trump’s cellphone numbers, the GOP presidential candidate changed his voicemail this morning.

“Hi, this is Donald Trump and I’m running for the presidency of the United States of America,” he says on the recording. “With your help and support, together we can make America truly great again! Visit me at twitter @realDonaldTrump and check out my campaign website at Hope to see you on the campaign trail, we’re going to do it!”

Gawker wrote that it released Trump’s number because he released the phone number of opponent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

“We think it’s only fair and right that Republican primary voters be able to reach out to Trump himself,” Gawker writes.

In response, the Graham campaign decided to show all the ways you can destroy your cellphone via baseball bat, fire or throwing it off a building.

In a statement, Trump EVP Michael Cohen said, “When Lindsey Graham’s cell number was released to the public, his response was to set the cell phone on fire and destroy it with a bat, an ax and a cinder block … which is actually not good for the environment. Donald Trump turns the number into a campaign announcement that has received within the first few hours tens of thousands of calls. Now do you see the difference between Donald Trump and the rest of the field?”