Trump has admitted using ‘pen name’ previously, compared himself to Hemingway
Donald Trump used to say he was “John Barron”, a name he loves so much he named his son “Barron.” He admitted it in 1990 while under oath in a court hearing.
A former Trump executive has acknowledged in court papers that he had used the same alias in connection with the Trump Tower project. An attorney representing the Polish workers has charged that someone using the name “John Baron” had called and said Trump might sue him for $100 million.
Trump testified he used the name only “years later.” Afterward, he told reporters, “Lots of people use pen names. Ernest Hemingway used one.”
During one line of inquiry, Trump acknowledged that he “on occasion” had used the pen name “John Barron,” but U.S. District Judge Charles Stewart stopped Sloan from asking more questions on the subject.