Pseudonyms of Donald Trump

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Donald Trump, an American businessman, politician, and 45th president of the United States, has used several pseudonyms, including "John Barron" (or "John Baron"), "John Miller" and "David Dennison".wikipedia
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Donald Trump, an American businessman, politician, and 45th president of the United States, has used several pseudonyms, including "John Barron" (or "John Baron"), "John Miller" and "David Dennison".
Journalist Jonathan Greenberg reported in April 2018 that Trump, using a pseudonym "John Barron", called him in 1984 to falsely assert that he owned "in excess of ninety percent" of the Trump family's business, in an effort to secure a higher ranking on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy Americans.

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The pseudonym first appeared within a June 6, 1980 New York Times article about Trump's decision to destroy two controversial sculptures from the Bonwit Teller flagship store (now the site of Trump Tower) that he had promised to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Trump testified that he and an executive used the pseudonym "John Baron" in some of his business dealings, although Trump said he did not do so until years after Trump Tower was constructed.

Forbes 400

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In May 1984, "Barron" lied to then-Forbes reporter Jonathan Greenberg about Trump's wealth and assets to get Trump on the Forbes 400 list.
Greenberg provided original audio recordings of his 1984 exchange with "John Barron", one of the pseudonyms of Donald Trump, and eventually included Trump at the end of the Forbes 400 list at $100 million, one fifth of the $500 million which "Barron" was claiming as Donald Trump's net worth.

Veracity of statements by Donald Trump

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In 2018, journalist Jonathan Greenberg released audio recordings from 1984 in which Trump, posing as his own spokesman John Barron, made false assertions of his wealth to secure a higher ranking on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy Americans, including claiming he owned over 90 percent of his family's business.

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Donald Trump, an American businessman, politician, and 45th president of the United States, has used several pseudonyms, including "John Barron" (or "John Baron"), "John Miller" and "David Dennison".

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Donald Trump, an American businessman, politician, and 45th president of the United States, has used several pseudonyms, including "John Barron" (or "John Baron"), "John Miller" and "David Dennison".

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Donald Trump, an American businessman, politician, and 45th president of the United States, has used several pseudonyms, including "John Barron" (or "John Baron"), "John Miller" and "David Dennison".

The Trump Organization

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His practice of sometimes speaking to the media under the guise of a spokesperson has been described as "an open secret" at the Trump Organization and in New York media circles.

Fortune (magazine)

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A writer for Fortune reported that Trump's father Fred Trump had used the pseudonym Mr. Green in business dealings.

Fred Trump

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A writer for Fortune reported that Trump's father Fred Trump had used the pseudonym Mr. Green in business dealings.

The Washington Post

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According to The Washington Post, the name was a "go-to alias when [Trump] was under scrutiny, in need of a tough front man or otherwise wanting to convey a message without attaching his own name to it."

Bonwit Teller

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The pseudonym first appeared within a June 6, 1980 New York Times article about Trump's decision to destroy two controversial sculptures from the Bonwit Teller flagship store (now the site of Trump Tower) that he had promised to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The pseudonym first appeared within a June 6, 1980 New York Times article about Trump's decision to destroy two controversial sculptures from the Bonwit Teller flagship store (now the site of Trump Tower) that he had promised to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cleveland Indians

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In 1983 "Barron" told the press that Trump had decided not to purchase the Cleveland Indians.

Forbes

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In May 1984, "Barron" lied to then-Forbes reporter Jonathan Greenberg about Trump's wealth and assets to get Trump on the Forbes 400 list.

United States Football League

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In 1985, "Barron" urged fellow United States Football League team owners to partially reimburse Trump for a high-priced player.

Testimony

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Trump stopped using the pseudonym after he was compelled to testify in court proceedings that “John Barron” was one of his pseudonyms.

People (magazine)

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In 1991, a reporter for People attempted to interview Trump about the end of his marriage to Ivana and his rumored association with other women.

Ivana Trump

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In 1991, a reporter for People attempted to interview Trump about the end of his marriage to Ivana and his rumored association with other women.

Madonna (entertainer)

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Trump denied that he posed as John Miller to tell People, "[Madonna] called and wanted to go out with him, that I can tell you."

Washingtonian (magazine)

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This letter resurfaced in a 2017 article in the Washingtonian which highlighted similarities between patterns of repetition in Trump's speech and the final line in the letter, which read “I do not believe any man in America gets more calls from women wanting to see him, meet him, or go out with him.

Michael Cohen (lawyer)

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The name "David Dennison" was used as a pseudonym for Trump by his personal lawyer Michael Cohen in a 2016 pre-election non-disclosure agreement with pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory Clifford and identified in the document as Peggy Peterson) regarding her allegation that she and Trump had an extramarital affair in 2006.

Non-disclosure agreement

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The name "David Dennison" was used as a pseudonym for Trump by his personal lawyer Michael Cohen in a 2016 pre-election non-disclosure agreement with pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory Clifford and identified in the document as Peggy Peterson) regarding her allegation that she and Trump had an extramarital affair in 2006.

Pornographic film

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The name "David Dennison" was used as a pseudonym for Trump by his personal lawyer Michael Cohen in a 2016 pre-election non-disclosure agreement with pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory Clifford and identified in the document as Peggy Peterson) regarding her allegation that she and Trump had an extramarital affair in 2006.

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The name "David Dennison" was used as a pseudonym for Trump by his personal lawyer Michael Cohen in a 2016 pre-election non-disclosure agreement with pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory Clifford and identified in the document as Peggy Peterson) regarding her allegation that she and Trump had an extramarital affair in 2006.