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Stephen Colbert talks to Donald Trump's new (fake) publicist

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On Friday, the Washington Post published a lengthy report about claims that Donald Trump masqueraded as his own publicist back in the 1990s, using the pseudonyms John Miller or John Barron. Trump denied the report, saying, “It was not me on the phone. And it doesn’t sound like me on the phone, I will tell you that, and it was not me on the phone.” But Stephen Colbert isn’t buying it — and not the least because Trump was quoted as saying in the ’90s that the John Miller voice was a “joke gone awry.”

“Clearly, Donald Trump acted as his own publicist under a pretend name. Which is odd, but no odder than anything else he’s ever done,” Colbert said on Friday’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He was then interrupted by a phone call from Trump’s new publicist… John-ald Uh-Melania-witz? Barron McJohnington?

McJohnington, “definitely a different guy” from Trump, told the host that the presidential candidate had no time for those kind of elaborate lies. “He didn’t have time back then. He was too busy banging Madonna and Jessica Rabbit,” he said.

Told by Colbert that Jessica Rabbit was an animated cartoon character, McJohnington didn’t back down. “We had Looney Tunes sex,” he said, betraying his fake identity. “I mean, Donald Trump did.”

The bit continued for there, but ended when Colbert called out the lie. “Look, Mr. Trump, listen…” Colbert said. He was interrupted again.

“Mr. Trump’s not available,” the fake Trump said. “He’s making love to Taylor Swift on a boat made of steaks. Gotta go.”

And scene. Watch the sketch below.