Have you ever needed to give a reference's phone number for a job and wished you could just give out your own instead?
After all, who would give a better reference for you than, well, you?
Now imagine you could not only do this, but also convince whoever you're talking to that it's not you, but a real person who thinks the world of you. That would certainly be an ideal scenario.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is reportedly exactly what Donald Trump did during the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
According to the Washington Post, Trump impersonated a publicist named John Miller (and sometimes John Barron) during this time in order to inflate his reputation.
Trump's alter-ego apparently used to brag about what a "good guy" the real estate mogul was, and would say things to journalists like "actresses just call to see if they can go out with him and things.”
On Friday morning, Trump denied any knowledge of ever going by the name "John Miller," even though he testified in a court case that “I believe on occasion I used that name" back in 1990.
This is possibly the most Trump story ever, but it's also maybe the most endearing thing he's ever done. In spite of his many failings, and the chaotic and offensive nature of his presidential campaign, Trump is still human when it comes down to it -- and just as insecure as the rest of us.