A recently unearthed letter from Donald Trump’s alleged secretary to New York Magazine in 1992 is giving some people serious doubts about its authenticity.
The magazine released a 50th anniversary issue recently, which contained a series of old, previously published letters to the editor. One of those letters was from someone claiming to be Trump’s secretary, and well, just read it for yourself.
Now that we’ve all heard countless hours of Trump speaking, it’s pretty easy to notice some similarities in the letter, and Trump’s style. Some people are convinced that the letter was written by Trump himself.
Liar, liar, pants on fire
Accusing Trump of forging a note in order to make himself look better would be a wild accusation if he hadn’t pulled off similar stunts in the past.
In 2016, The Washington Post revealed that Trump had previously posed as two spokespersons, John Barron and John Miller, in order to brag about himself. Trump attempted to deny the claim, but the paper later dug up a lawsuit from 1990, where Trump confirmed that he had previously used the alias John Barron.
“I believe on occasion I used that name,” Trump said. So, the theory that Trump lied about his identity to boast about himself is not insane.
Side note: Trump later named his son Barron. Coincidence?
Sounds like Trump
We ran a few of the phrases used in the letter through Trump’s Twitter archive, just to see if he used any of the same language.
Trump used the phrase “great respect” on five occasions, once when he was talking about respect for women.
Hillary, when you complain about “a penchant for sexism,” who are you referring to. I have great respect for women. BE CAREFUL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2015
Additionally, when Trump posed as John Miller, he bragged, “I’ve never seen anybody get so many calls from the press.”
In the letter, Gallego said, “I do not believe any man in America gets more calls from women wanting to see him, meet him, or go out with him.”
It’s also common for Trump to embellish whatever he is talking about, and claim it is the best of its kind, no matter how mundane. Trump tweeted the word “best” 411 times, “successful” 87 times, and “beautiful” 158 times.
“I know words, I have the best words,” Trump once said.
Multiple calls and emails from Mashable to several people named Carolin Gallego went unanswered.
According to The Washingtonian, Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was unfamiliar with the name Carolin Gallego.
We can’t be sure that a Carolin Gallego didn’t work for Trump, but the whole thing does sound pretty fishy.
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