Washington: A reporter who claimed to have ‘interviewed’ a young Donald Trump while he allegedly posed as his own publicist in his early years has said that she did not leak the controversial tape instead blaming the Republican presidential presumptive nominee for doing so.
The Washington Post has claimed in a report that a young and upcoming Trump used to pose as his own publicist in the 1970s, 80s and 90s using the fake names – “John Miller” or “John Baron” – which the real estate tycoon has denied.
“A recording obtained by the Washington Post captures what New York reporters and editors who covered Trump’s early career experienced in the 1970s,
’80s and ’90s: calls from Trump’s Manhattan office that resulted in conversations with ‘John Miller’ or ‘John Barron’ — public-relations men who sound precisely like Trump himself,” the daily said in the investigative report yesterday.
“The main thing here is that I didn’t leak the tape, and there are two people in the conversation,” reporter Sue Carswell told Fox News instead alleging that Trump, 69, himself leaked the tape.
Carswell said she lost the tape some 25 years ago, but it was not stolen and it was in her house. Trump she said had the only other copy of the tape. “Yes, Yes,” Carswell said when Fox News anchor Megan Kelly asked her, “So you are suggesting that Trump leaked this to The Washington Post?”
“You got me. He (Trump) does strange things,” Carswell said when asked why.