Peter Navarro meets April Fools' Day
Last week, on Sunday, April 1st, we fabricated a bit of radio.
We hired actor Ray Landry and asked him to impersonate Peter Navarro, Donald Trump's trade advisor, for an April Fools' Day interview.
- The Sunday Edition: On April Fools' Day, 'Peter Navarro' says U.S. is not attacking Canada
This is the third time Ray has helped us out on April Fools' Day.
And in 2001, he played former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, and The Sunday Edition's Michael Enright called him a washed-up peanut farmer. Except it wasn't Carter, it was an impeccable impersonation by Ray Landry. He was so convincing that the story appeared the following morning on the front page of the Globe and Mail.
This week, Landry joins Michael again to read some of the mail we received in response to this year's April Fools'.
There was a range of emotions. A few people railed in anger; some questioned whether the interview was real (perhaps a sign of the times?) Others assumed it was an April Fools' Day stunt. But most of the listeners who wrote to us confessed they fell for it.
Click 'listen' above to hear Ray Landry and Michael read some of the mail we received.