Donald Trump once played impressionist with a reporter — passing himself off as his own public relations spokesman and waxing poetic about his stellar ethics and appeal to women, The Washington Post
In a conversation recorded in 1991 and obtained by the newspaper, the supposed spokesman, identifying himself as "John Miller," discusses Trump’s complex love life with People magazine reporter Sue Carswell.
The topics include the billionaire developer’s divorce from Ivana Trump, his break with Marla Maples and his romance with model Carla Bruni, who later wed French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
On Friday’s "Today
" show on NBC, Trump testily denied the impersonation, telling hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie:
"It was not me on the phone. And it doesn’t sound like me on the phone, I will tell you that, and it was not me on the phone. And when was this? Twenty-five years ago?"
But The Post says the voice "is instantly familiar; the tone, confident, even cocky; the cadence, distinctly Trumpian."
On the recording, "Miller" is heard boasting about Trump, "He’s a good guy, and he’s not going to hurt anybody. . . . He treated his wife well and . . . he will treat Marla well."
Miller also boasts about Trump’s love life: "Actresses just call to see if they can go out with him and things. [Madonna] wanted to go out with him."
Did Trump get anywhere with the Material Girl when they met one evening? "He got zero interest that night," the Trump-like voice admits.
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