BBC — The US Secret Service has launched an investigation after Donald Trump’s former butler called for the death of President Barack Obama.
Anthony Senecal wrote in a Facebook post that Mr Obama “should have been taken out by our military and shot as an enemy agent in his first term”.
Mr Senecal worked for Mr Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, for nearly 30 years.
This has Donald’s finger prints all over it. No doubt he hit the butler up and said, “Hey, look, I’m swinging into general election Donald so saying the military should assassinate Obama is probably over the line, can you do it for me?”
And of course the butler doesn’t blink an eye. This is what butlers do. This is the moment butlers live for. For 30 years he shines shoes, he opens doors, he picks up wet towels, he kicks out Saturday night’s flavor of the week, he does anything and everything behind the scenes to keep the big dog going. Now he’s asked to do something in the public eye, something beyond the day-to-day chores, something that will help put the big man in the Oval Office. He’s THRILLED to do this.
Oh, and this is his normal FB game:
For the record, the Trump campaign distanced themselves from the butler:
“He is not employed by Mr Trump, and hasn’t been since June of 2009,” Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement. “We strongly condemn these horrible comments from Mr Senecal.”
In March, The New York Times published a spotlight on Mr. Senecal. There are some INCREDIBLE lines that really give you a nice glimpse into real life with the Donald. Enjoy.
- “You can always tell when the king is here,” Mr. Trump’s longtime butler here, Anthony Senecal, said of the master of the house and Republican presidential candidate.
- He understands Mr. Trump’s sleeping patterns and how he likes his steak (“It would rock on the plate, it was so well done”), and how Mr. Trump insists — despite the hair salon on the premises — on doing his own hair.
Mr. Senecal quickly hired a bugler to play “Hail to the Chief” as Mr. Trump stepped out of his limousine to enter Mar-a-Lago.
- On Sundays, Mr. Trump would drive himself to his nearby golf course, alternating each year between his black Bentley and his white Bentley.
- …these days Mr. Senecal encounters Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey lounging on a couch under the living room’s 21-foot gold-leafed ceiling, or chatting with Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama as he exits the luxurious Spanish Room.
- Mr. Trump is abundantly proud of his ability to drive a golf ball, once asking rhetorically during a news conference: “Do I hit it long? Is Trump strong?”
Mr. Senecal’s admiration for his longtime boss seems to know few limits. On March 6, as Mr. Trump made his way through the living room on his way to the golf course, Mr. Senecal called out “All rise!” to the club members and staff. They rose.
Mr. Trump was wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap. It was white, not red. He seemed in a good mood.