‘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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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it's first reported.

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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The Washington Post (Archived)

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Photo: Reno Laithienne

NOTE FROM TF

Some files are incomplete as the site is still young and Trump world moves fast. Please use the source links to read further if a topic interests you or if you doubt its authenticity. I plan to go back and build on every file in the future.

If there is content you'd like to add context to or something that should be corrected, please contact us by clicking here or email us at trumpfile@protonmail.com

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