From the “You can’t Make this Stuff up” File (Trump’s ex-Butler edition)
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.
The Trump campaign quickly disavowed Mr Senecal’s remarks.
“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.”
Later on Thursday, Mr Senecal, 84, told CNN that Mr Obama should be “hung” outside the White House. He also called the White House the “White Mosque”.
More on Senecal from the NYT:
Mr. Senecal tried to retire in 2009, but Mr. Trump decided he was irreplaceable, so while Mr. Senecal was relieved of his butler duties, he has been kept around as a kind of unofficial historian at Mar-a-Lago. “Tony, to retire is to expire,” Mr. Trump told him. “I’ll see you next season.”
The profile in worth a read–also more stuff that is hard to make up.