John Oliver had the perfect response to Donald Trump’s blatant lie about not pretending to be a PR flack named John Miller (or John Barron, at other times): He invited John Miller to come on his show, while skewering Trump for the whole ridiculous situation.
“That is so perfectly Donald Trump: Even his imaginary alter ego reflexively brags about himself,” cracked Oliver.
Trump-as-Miller even claimed on the tapes that Madonna “called” and wanted to date him, saying, “Actresses—people that you write about—they just call to see if they can go out with [Trump].”…
Perhaps the craziest thing about this whole ridiculous affair is that Trump admitted to being his own publicist, aka John Miller, back in 1991. It’s right here in a People magazine story on Trump’s relationship with Marla Maples. Not convinced? Trump also admitted to using the alias “John Barron” to gab to reporters under oath.
Of course, Trump denied that the voice in the recording—which audio forensics experts have said is definitely Trump—was his, telling Today’s Savannah Guthrie, “It was not me on the phone.”
“Yes, it does! It’s clearly you!” exclaimed Oliver. “Look, there is only one way to settle this: Tonight, I’d like to extend an invitation to ‘John Miller, publicist’ to appear on this program. Now, to be clear, this is not an invitation to Donald Trump—who has never and will never be invited here for an interview—but if John Miller wants to sit down with us, we would love to have him.”
Why hasn’t anyone in the media demanded evidence that there was such an employee? If he was a real person, that would be easy to do. All they have to do is produce the documentation of his employment, payroll tax records, health insurance enrollment or any number of other documents that would prove it. They won’t, of course, because they can’t, but isn’t it worth asking Trump to do it just to get his response?