In this SNL sketch’s highlight, the Morning Joe duo field a phone call from “John Miller,” a fake identity formerly used by Donald Trump to place gossip items about his own sexual prowess and other fake news, voiced by the great Alec Baldwin.
A few weeks ago, The Washington Post published a history of Donald Trump’s use of fake names to plant stories about himself in the pages of tabloid magazines across the country. The article highlighted one such call between Trump — going by the name “John Miller,” who said he was a representative of Trump’s — and Sue […]
“Doctor, doctor!” Trump shouts. “How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?” The psychiatrist sighs. “Only one,” the psychiatrist says, “but the bulb really has got to want to change.” “You’ve heard that one before?” Trump says. “Everybody has heard that one before,” the psychiatrist says. Then he reaches into his desk drawer and takes out a form. “Full name?” he asks. “John Y. Miller,” Trump says.
After listening to the tape while appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” show, senior Trump adviser Paul Manafort said he did not believe it was the Republican candidate’s voice despite his past admissions of sometimes using a pseudonym. “I could barely understand it,” Manafort said. “I couldn’t tell who it is. Donald Trump says it’s not him, I believe it’s not him.”
It shouldn’t be any surprise that Donald Trump used to call up reporters and plant stories about himself while impersonating public relations professionals. And yet, that doesn’t make it any less entertaining.