GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump insists that an audio tape recording of a PR flack who allegedly worked for the billionaire in the 1990s is not him.
Irreverent New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd spoke with Trump about the issue. Trump told Dowd, as he has insisted to NBC and other news outlets, that an impostor imitated his voice.
In her Sunday Times column
Dowd reports: "The Washington Post revived a story, with a new damning audio, about how Trump had masqueraded as his own publicist, named either John Barron or John Miller, to boast about himself back in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Trump admitted in court testimony in 1990 that he had used the name John Barron as an alias.
"Former Times editor Joe Sexton told me that he thought he interviewed Trump-as-Barron in 1985 while working as a sportswriter with UPI and chasing a story about the New Jersey Generals.
"The Post audio on ‘John Miller’ contained classic Trumpisms like ‘That I can tell you.’ CNN interviewed a forensic audio specialist who believed that Trump was posing as Miller. The reporter of the piece also insists that it's Trump and goes so far to allege that Trump himself released the tape. He had the only other copy, she says.
"But Trump insisted to me that the Post recording was not his voice. ‘Do you know how many people I have imitating my voice now? It’s like everybody."
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