Barry Switzer Made Up the Whole Meeting with Donald Trump Thing

After the little prank, Switzer said he "went back to my hotel and laughed my ass off."

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Dec 22 2016, 4:17pm

What happens when you have the most unpredictable and nontransparent president-elect in memory and a press corps trying to figure out what the hell he's doing? The opportunity to play a prank, I guess.

So just who is that merry prankster? Barry Switzer, the former Oklahoma football coach and Jimmy Johnson's stand-in with the Dallas Cowboys.

Switzer apparently knows Donald Trump a little bit. When he was in New York recently, shopping with his wife on Fifth Avenue, he decided to go to Trump Tower because his court jester, the Naked Cowboy, was hanging out outside.

With no appointment, Switzer went into the elevators and then came back down a little later. He declared he'd be Trump's "Secretary of Offense." Everyone believed because why the hell not, that seems like that's a thing that could and would happen while this circus was still in town.

Except, we learn now courtesy of a Politico story on how easy it is to meet with Trump, that it was all a ruse. Switzer was just messing with us, you guys. LOLZ.

"I told the reporters I had a great visit, and that we were going to make the wishbone great again," Switzer told Politico. "I told them I was going to be Secretary of Offense and that Trump knew how to run the ball down the field.
"Then I went back to my hotel and laughed my ass off. It went everywhere. Everyone believed it. I had all these calls, but I was just jerking people around."

Yup, we're all just being jerked around. At least we know the Kanye West meeting was real.

[Politico]

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