AceShowbiz - %cDonald Trump%'s antics keep making headlines. The latest one which still becomes the talk of the town was him pretending to be his own publicist using the pseudonyms John Miller or John Barron in the 1990s.
While he admitted to PEOPLE in 1991 that it was indeed him during a phone interview with the magazine's reporter Sue Carswell, he flatly denied it in a new interview with "Today". "It doesn't sound like my voice at all," he said about the audio recording, calling the release of the audio "one of the many scams" used against him. "It was not me on the phone. And it doesn't sound like me on the phone, I will tell you that. It was not me on the phone," he insisted.
%cJohn Oliver% and %cStephen Colbert%, like many others, didn't buy it though. In the recent episode of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver", the British funnyman played a portion of the audio in which Trump posing as Miller said, "I basically worked for different firms. I worked for a couple of different firms, and I'm somebody that he knows and, I think, somebody that he trusts and likes."
Oliver commented, "That is so perfectly Donald Trump: Even his imaginary alter ego reflexively brags about himself." Trump, as his publicist, also claimed on the tapes that %cMadonna% "called" and wanted to date him. "Now, much like his candidacy, that claim is sad-but not implausible," said Oliver.
Oliver then offered an idea to settle this issue. "Tonight, I'd like to extend an invitation to 'John Miller, publicist' to appear on this program. Now, to be clear, this is not an invitation to Donald Trump-who has never and will never be invited here for an interview-but if John Miller wants to sit down with us, we would love to have him," he said. "So please come on by, John Miller, there's literally nothing stopping you other than the fact you obviously don't exist."
Colbert, meanwhile, took to "The Late Show" on Friday to mock Trump for posing as his own publicist. "Clearly, Donald Trump acted as his own publicist under a pretend name. Which is odd, but no odder than anything else he's ever done," the host said, before he was interrupted by a phone call from Trump's "new publicist."
The so-called new publicist, Barron McJohnington, defended the Republican presidential candidate against the allegation, claiming, "He didn't have time back then. He was too busy banging Madonna and Jessica Rabbit."
When Colbert told him that Jessica Rabbit was an animated cartoon character, McJohnington insisted, "We had Looney Tunes sex." Realizing his mistake, he corrected himself, "I mean, Donald Trump did."
"Come on, you're obviously Donald Trump," Colbert told the man on the phone. "Mr. Trump's not available," the fake publicist/Trump said, "He's making love to %cTaylor Swift% on a boat made of steaks. Gotta go."