Comedian who pranked Trump claims Secret Service visited him

The “Howard Stern Show” comedian who pranked the president now claims he was visited by the US Secret Service.

Agents came knocking Friday night, said the hoaxster best known as “Stuttering John,” who said on Twitter he hid inside his home when he heard someone at his door.

“Secret Servive [sic] is knocking. Unbelievable,” John Melendez wrote online early Saturday morning, adding, “I’m not answering the door.”

But the comedian told a different tale to The Post, admitting he wasn’t in when the alleged visit happened.

“I got home and two kids who are my neighbors were saying, ‘Hey there were two guys in suits claiming they were from the Secret Service knocking at your door,’ ” said Melendez exclusively told The Post Saturday. “They showed the kids their badges.”

He said he hid inside his house around 11 p.m. when someone knocked again, assuming it was Secret Service making a second visit.

The radio personality reached President Trump on Air Force One by impersonating New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, and recorded the Wednesday exchange for his podcast.

Now, he says, he’s nervous.

“I’m looking out my door every minute and I’m getting different attorneys,” he said over the phone from his California home. “I don’t know if someone is trying to play a prank on me or what.”

“I have Avenatti on speed dial right now,” he added, referring to Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti.

The comic tapped the attorney in case Trump pursues legal action against him for the prank.

“You would think that the last thing Mr. Trump would want to do right now is go after some comedian that punked him,” Avenatti tweeted Saturday. “That would permit inquiry by John into the buffoonery that allowed it to happen. Admit you are an amateur and focus on reuniting the children you separated.”

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The lawyer added in a second tweet, “Once again, Mr. Trump has made the U.S. the brunt of jokes and brought embarrassment to what we are all about as a nation.

Melendez claims he reached the president by leaving his cellphone number with the White House switchboard and fooling aides — including the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

“This is how easy it is to infiltrate the administration,” the funnyman said in his podcast of the Wednesday night hoax.

He was unable to reach the president at first when he called the White House switchboard, but after identifying himself as the pol’s assistant, he eventually got a call back, he said.

“Hi, Bob. How are you? Congratulations on everything, we’re proud of you. Congratulations, you’re doing a great job,” Trump is heard saying to the man he purportedly thought was the New Jersey Democrat.

“I was just pulling a prank,” he told The Post.

Neither Trump nor the White House has commented on the prank.

Melendez said any criticism from Trump would be “hypocritical” since he also posed as someone else in the past: as a media spokesman named John Miller who bragged about himself, The Washington Post reported.

He believes the Secret Service visit is a sign the presidential prank angered Trump.

“It’s kind of hypocritical for him to be so livid about a…comedy bit,” he said, adding, “I really had no idea that there could be legal ramifications.”

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