The late-night hosts both couldn't believe Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert, who is currently in charge of the cybersecurity portfolio with a heavy load of secretive information, was one of the first people to fall for the prankster, who posed as Jared Kushner, another member of Trump's team
“Oh yeah, he tricked him. He must have used some sort of suspicious subject line like, 'Confidential and Criminal: Dirt on Hillary, Russia Collude-A-Palooza!” Colbert joked.
Bossert actually replied to the email thanking who he thought was Kushner for an invite to a fictitious event, and added his personal email address just in case “he ever needs it.”
“Oh what's this? An email from definitely Jared at not fake email dot com,” Colbert said. “I better give him my personal email address so he knows it's me, add along my credit card number, my security number, my mother's maiden name, my first dog, the house I grew up in and you know what? I'm going to trace my apartment key.”
But to make the incident even more laughable, the subject line for the alleged email read: “[SUSPECTED_SPAM] August 26th.”
Kimmel on the other hand thought the news was so funny, he decided to send four “unusual emails” to his TV sidekick, Guillermo, using fake email accounts under the names of other “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” employees.
“Hey G, We are finalizing all the hotel rooms for our upcoming trip and I was wondering if you wanted a Presidential suite that includes a butler. It will cost the show an extra $500 day - Do you think that's something you need? -J”
Guilermo quickly responded: “Yes please. God bless you thank you so much. I want to bring the family.”
Other emails included a request to hire a food truck to show the staff his appreciation for them, and an offer to become a spokesperson for a “disgusting” energy drink, regardless of the show's policy against representing other brands.
Guillermo eagerly accepted all of the offers.
“You're officially qualified to work at the White House now,” Kimmel joked.