Trevor Noah said it is "amazing" that President Donald Trump has lied about his wealth to enter the famous Forbes list more than three decades ago.
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"If I were a Trump supporter, this new revelation would surprise me," Noah said Monday, days after a former Forbes reporter claimed Trump cheated him in an effort to sign up for the magazine's first Forbes 400 list. .
This proves that Trump's "full origin story was false," added the host of "The Daily Show." "This would be like discovering that Batman's parents were never killed, they just moved to Florida."
Former Forbes journalist Jonathan Greenberg, who compiled the list of the nation's richest financial magazine in the 1980s, claimed in multiple interviews this week that Trump lied to him for inclusion in the annual list in 1984.
Greenberg also claimed that Trump called himself a "John Barron", a supposed executive of The Trump Organization, who helped Forbes value Trump at $ 100 million. According to Greenberg, the then real estate developer was worth less than $ 5 million at that time.
Noah, who played an audio recording of the alleged telephone conversation between "Barron" and Greenberg, said the revelation is proof that Trump lied on his way to the White House.
"Trump lied to enter the Forbes list, then the Forbes list consolidated him as a tycoon, then used his mogul status to get to the White House," Noah said. "Remember, your success story was not just a small detail of who you were, but of your campaign.
"If I were a Trump supporter, I'd love to, I voted for a rich guy who was not a trickster who lied on the Forbes list," he added.
The Washington Post, whose fist reported Greenberg's accusations, said the White House declined to comment, and The Trump Organization did not respond to the Post's request for comment.