Tweet Tower—Shortly after Donald Trump’s personal lawyer handed over potentially damaging recordings to investigators, the president released a tweet stating the voice on the tape is likely that of his alter-ego, ‘John Barron’. It’s widely known that during the 80s and 90s Donald Trump often pretended to be other pro-Trump individuals during phone conversations. He presumably accomplished this by sprinkling three syllable words into the conversation. Critics are calling the president’s explanation, ‘plausible’ at least in the context of everything else he has ever said.
Journalist Jonathan Greenberg recently released an old recording of an interview wherein Trump pretended to be Barron, circa 1984, i.e. the Orwell book, not the year. The Daily Discord had the opportunity to interview one of Greenberg’s own alters, Jackson Steelstein.
Cokie McGrath: Did you immediately realize during the phone conversation that you were actually interviewing Donald Trump himself?
Steeleberg: Sorry, I was actually Jonathan Greenberg during that phone call, so I am not able to answer that question at this time. I could leave a message, if that helps.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders later told the press, “The president did hire a person who sounded just like him back in the 80s, and if it is revealed that this person conducted nefarious activities through the president’s personal lawyer, than he should be prosecuted in accordance with the law. If it is determined it is the president’s voice on the tapes, this is just more ‘fake news’. So consider this kind of an ‘if-then’ misstatement.