(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump owns hotels, hosts a TV show, and occasionally almost runs for president. But Friday he took multi-tasking to a whole new level. While sitting in the audience of Live with Regis and Kelly for the final show in the long career of Regis Philbin, Trump sent a tweet from his account “@RealDonaldTrump.” Or at least there was a tweet sent from his account.
“Regardless of the USC’s ruling, ObamaCare can only be defeated politically. It must be legislatively repealed or America will go bankrupt,” the tweet said.
The message was posted to Trump’s Twitter page at 9:57am, at the very moment when Philbin was speaking on camera with his final thoughts on his career, and the show he was leaving behind. Trump was seated in the audience along with celebrities John McEnroe, Alan Alda, Tony Danza, and ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Robin Roberts and Sam Champion.
During the show, the camera fell on Trump several times, but it wasn’t on him at the moment this tweet was sent. An ABC News producer in the audience didn't recall seeing Trump didn't leave his seat during the show, however, but it’s unclear if he was tweeting from the audience while Regis was saying goodbye -- or if the @RealDonaldTrump isn’t quite as real as advertised.
It should be noted many celebrities have others tweet for them.
Trump aides reached for comment said they didn't know the timing or genesis of the tweet in question.
At the event, Trump did have his political hat atop his oft-talked about hair, however. He told ABC News before the show that the changes in the GOP leaderboard have been "very surprising" and that it was "amazing" to watch the candidates "going up and down like yo-yos." Trump added, "We'll see what happens, but anybody is better than what we have now."
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