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Donald Trump puts Gov. McDonnell on hold, in person

So you’re talking one-on-one with the governor of an important swing state, a guy who’s on national TV regularly as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, and your phone rings. Do you take the call?

If you’re Donald Trump, the answer apparently is yes.

Donald Trump gets interrupted while talking with Gov. Bob McDonnell. (Photo courtesy of the governor's office)

No one from the governor’s office could tell us who was on the other end of the line. Nor did anyone know if Trump’s phone rang or if the newly minted vintner placed the call himself.

Lest anyone think The Donald really snubbed the gov, it’s clear from the rest of the gubernatorial photo gallery that, despite the interruption, the two had lots of time to chat.

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.
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