Donald Trump proves you can’t out-Trump Trump after Gawker publishes his cell phone number.

Trump Proves You Can’t Out-Trump Trump After Gawker Publishes His Cellphone Number

Trump Proves You Can’t Out-Trump Trump After Gawker Publishes His Cellphone Number

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Aug. 4 2015 12:57 PM

Reminder: You Can’t Out-Trump Donald Trump

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Donald Trump greets supporters, tourists, and the curious after taping an interview at a Trump-owned building in mid-town Manhattan on July 22, 2015, in New York City.

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On Monday, Gawker published Donald Trump’s cellphone number and urged readers to call the current GOP front-runner and ask him about "his important ideas." It was a clever stunt that came in response to Trump pulling a similar prank on Lindsey Graham earlier this summer. The New York Times went as far as to declare that “Trump was trumped” by Gawker.

No one, though, out-Trumps Trump—a fact the billionaire businessman proved yet again on Tuesday:

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That’s the same number that Gawker published. (I got a busy signal when I gave it a ring this afternoon, FWIW.)

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.