A Trump by any other name…

May 13, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo

The Washington Post released an audio recording Friday morning that purportedly contains Donald Trump pretending to be his own spokesperson named “John Miller.” The audio came from a 1991 recording with a People magazine reporter, Sue Carswell, who was inquiring into Trump’s then-tumultuous love life.

Trump allegedly had a habit of doing this (he apparently also employed the nickname “John Barron”), contacting reporters while claiming to be a Trump spokesperson and offering surprising amounts of information about the famous businessman… who was him.

In the quirky Post story also contains some pulpy anecdotes on what it was like to write about Donald Trump in the 1980s and ’90s during his billionaire playboy heyday.

Trump, now trying to project an image befitting the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has denied these claims, but that hasn’t stopped social media users from having a field day, sending the name “John Miller” trending on Twitter in the U.S.:

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