Donald Trump has denied that he posed as his own publicist for a phone interview with a reporter from People magazine in 1991, a new report claims.
The presidential candidate told the hosts of the “Today” show, that he knew nothing about the story first reported by The Washington Post, and said that people often try to imitate his voice when asked if he was the publicist posing as “John Miller” in that interview, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“No, I don’t think it — I don’t know anything about it,” he said. “You’re telling me about it for the first time, and it doesn’t sound like my voice at all.”
“I have many, many people that are trying to imitate my voice and you can imagine that, and this sounds like one of the scams, one of the many scams — doesn’t sound like me,” he insisted.
“It was not me on the phone,” he said according to another report. Adding, “And it doesn’t sound like me on the phone, I will tell you that. It was not me on the phone,” he went on. “Let’s go on to more current subjects.”
In the call “Miller” talks about Trump as a wonderful business man, and discusses the end of his relationship with his wife.
“He really didn’t want to make a commitment,” Miller said. “He’s coming out of a marriage, and he’s starting to do tremendously well financially.”
“He’s a good guy, and he’s not going to hurt anybody. . . . He treated his wife well and . . . he will treat Marla well,” he added.
People who have heard the 25-year-old audio argue that Miller and Trump sound almost identical.