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Trump denies posing as own spokesman in 1990s

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday denied a Washington Post report that he had posed as his own spokesman in the early 1990s.

{mosads}During an interview with NBC’s “Today,” Trump listened to a part of the tape acquired by the Post and at first said he was not aware of the story but that the voice on the phone did not sound like him.

“No, 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. This sounds like one of the scams, one of the many scams.

“I don’t think it was me, it doesn’t sound like me,” he added. “I don’t know even what they’re talking about.”

The Post reported Friday that the real estate mogul would pretend to be his own spokesman in the early 1990s, telling reporters that he was either “John Miller” or “John Barron.”

Pressed further about the report, Trump emphatically denied the voice on the phone was his.

”No, and it was not me on the phone,” he said. “It doesn’t sound like me on the phone, I will tell you that, and it was not me on the phone.

“You’re going so low as to talk about something that took place 25 years ago about whether or not I made a phone call,” he added.

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