Is the “Real Donald Trump” Real?

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Donald Trump owns hotels, hosts a TV show, and occasionally almost runs for president. But today he has taken multi-tasking to a whole new level. While sitting in the audience of “Live with Regis and Kelly,” for the heartfelt final show in the long career of Regis Philbin, Trump sent a tweet from his account “@RealDonaldTrump.” Or at least there was a tweet sent from his account.

As with many of his tweets these days it was political in nature, about the healthcare debate: “Regardless of the USC’s ruling, ObamaCare can only be defeated politically. It must be legislatively repealed or America will go bankrupt.”

The tweet was sent at 9:57am, at the very moment when Philbin, an old and dear friend of Trump, was speaking on camera with his final thoughts on his career, and the show he was leaving behind. Trump was seated in the audience along with celebrities John McEnroe, Alan Alda, Tony Danza, and ABC’s very own Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Robin Roberts and Sam Champion. During the show, the camera fell on Trump several times, but it wasn’t on him at the moment this tweet was sent.

It’s unclear whether he snuck out of the Regis farewell to tweet about health care, was tweeting from the audience while Regis was saying goodbye, or maybe the @RealDonaldTrump isn’t quite as real as advertised.

Many celebrities have others tweet for them. Trump aides reached for comment did not know the timing or genesis of this tweet.

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