Years earlier, “John Baron” had said the workers might be counter-sued by Trump.
When asked under oath who Baron might be, Trump confessed that it was an alias he had used.
In theory, owners who knew that wealthy Fred Trump was interested would bargain more aggressively. He used Baron, and later, Miller, to avoid trouble, float ideas, and even spread gossip about himself.
In all these cases he sought to protect and polish the Trump image, or brag in ways that would be unseemly, even for a man who is synonymous with self promotion.
When Trump began using a fake name The first known case I could find was in 1980, when Trump used “Baron” to fend off reporters who called about the destruction of important art work that was supposed to be preserved as he tore down the Bonwit Teller department store to make way for his Trump Tower.
In 1984, Baron appeared again as the spinmeister who put the best face on a Trump setback in Atlantic City.
During a legal dispute in 1990 Trump admitted, under oath, that he had used the name, saying, “I believe on occasion I used that name.” in 1990 that “the merit of these stones was not great enough to justify the effort to save them.” Art expert Robert Miller disagreed, saying the art deco friezes were as valuable as the sculptures on the nearby Rockefeller Building and their loss was “just tragic.” Given the civic concern about the decision to jackhammer the art to smithereens, Trump’s desire be shielded by John Baron suggests he knew he had crossed a line.
But Trump does not apologize, and he does not back down. Similarly, John Baron’s suggestion that Trump’s fellow team owners in the USFL help pay for his quarterback Doug Flutie tells us something about his willingness to speak clearly, and directly, for himself.Green – to conduct business that he wanted to keep secret.He was well-known as a developer in the outer boroughs of New York, and he wanted to inquire about properties without tipping his hand. When Donald began using John Baron alias, the joke inside the family was that on the day became the subject of a subpoena, poor Baron would fall ill and die.Instead Trump said “no comment,” which encouraged Stern to keep on talking about her. ” Trump is playing three-card monte In essence, Trump often gives us a rhetorical version of the three-card monte game I once saw conducted on the sidewalk outside his eponymous tower on Fifth Avenue.Like the hidden queen in the game, the facts in the issues Trump discusses are obscured by his entertaining methods.At the time the matter was raised, the USFL was struggling against the more established National Football League.