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‘My inflatable doll is a lesbian’ overheard on White House conference call

Totally normal, professional stuff.


Ana Valens


Posted on Jul 18, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 11:32 pm CDT

During a conference call on the White House’s Iran policy, a reporter claims she heard an unmuted caller say, “My inflatable doll is a lesbian.”

The comment was first caught by CBS News White House reporter Jackie Alemany and was partially confirmed by BBC News reporter Tara McKelvey, who tweeted she thought that it came from an ad. After McKelvey heard the words “my inflatable doll” and “a lesbian,” she said a senior administration official decided to cut the conference call short.

“Just pull the cord,” he allegedly told fellow officials. The Daily Dot has reached out to the White House for comment.

Reporters are still shocked. And Twitter users are finding the comment bizarre, hilarious, and not totally unexpected from the Trump administration.

Whether it was an ad or not, Jokey Twitter ran with the idea that an official said it and began wondering who would call their blow-up doll a lesbian.

Sure, awkward moments tend to happen during conference calls. But as one Twitter user pointed out, lesbian blow-up dolls rarely seem to come up in most professional work environments—even when autoplay ads strike.

H/T Jackie Alemany

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*First Published: Jul 18, 2017, 10:12 am CDT