President Donald Trump isn’t shy when it comes to bragging about himself.
“Based on the fact that I work for Donald Trump as his secretary—and therefore know him well—I think he treats women with great respect, contrary to what Julie Baumgold implied in her article … I do not believe any man in America gets more calls from women wanting to see him, meet him, or go out with him. The most beautiful women, the most successful women—all women love Donald Trump.”
Carolin Gallego December 7, 1992
Some people are suggesting that the Carolin Gallego-signed note, which reappears in the magazine’s 50th anniversary issue this week, was actually written by Trump himself:
Huh. I wonder if she had the exact same handwriting as Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/l56pJ5jIkE— Cody Keenan (@codykeenan) October 25, 2017
"I don't know what you mean. I wrote this myself. Look at the penmanship. The best penmanship. Beautiful. Fact."— Waste Of Good Skin (@wasteofgoodskin) October 26, 2017
The last sentence is a dead giveaway.— Rahil (@rahilthakkar) October 26, 2017
To think that it was Carolin Gallego who gave him that odd way of speaking all those years ago.— James Davies (@jd_davies) October 26, 2017
Others suggest that a secretary wrote down her boss’ message word-for-word and then signed it with her own name to lend it an air of credibility.
"Carolin, Carolin...stop crying - I want to dictate a note. To the failing New York Magazine..."— Benj (@BeejPr) October 26, 2017
Similarities between the outlandish way the letter is written and the president’s speech pattern are evident. Mashable notes that the missive contains two of Trump’s favorite terms: “great respect” and “beautiful.”
Yahoo7 Be reports that she acted as an executive secretary for the Trump Organization from 1991 to 1993.
Washingtonian, however, found no record of her role and said Trump’s personal lawyer and spokesman Michael Cohen also didn’t recognize her name when questioned about the issue. The publication also pointed out that Trump’s assistant Norma Foerderer was replaced by Rhona Graff in 2005.
Trump hasn’t commented yet on the letter. Anyone got a number for John Barron or John Miller?
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.