‘John Barron’ calls Forbes wealth estimator to lie about Donald Trump’s finances

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Twice in 1984, dates unknown, Donald Trump poses as John Barron and calls the real estate wealth estimator in charge of the Forbes 400 list. “Barron” claims to be Trump’s “VP of finance.”

I was the lead real estate wealth estimator for the Forbes 400 list in its early years. Trump called me twice in 1984, posing as his fictional “VP of finance” John Barron and professing the kind of riches that ought to land him on the list, despite failing to document them.

Jonathan Greenberg

Trump often gives reporters quotes about himself using the name John Barron or, occasionally, John Miller. The real John Barron is the author of a best-selling 1974 book about Trump’s pals at the KGB.

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