The New York Times did an interview recentlywith Donald Trump’s longtime butler, 74 -year-old Anthony Senecal. Here’s 17 insider secretshe disclosed about what it’s like to work directly for Donald Trump at his Florida mansion( Mar-a-Lago) for thirty years.
1. Trump Likes His Steak Well Done
2. Trump Insists On Doing His Own Hair
This explains so, so much.
3. Trump Likes To Be Greeted Like Royalty And Has A Sense Of Humor
4. Trump Only Sleeps Four Hours, Like Batman
5. Red Hat, Bad. White Hat, Good.
Trump announces his mood to his personnel by his choice of hat every day.
6. Trump Won’t Let Senecal Retire
This is what Trump said when Senecal tried Senecal is now the mansion’s historian.
7. Trump Is Guilty Of” Self Soothing” Exaggerations
Trump has some nursery rhyme themedtiles in what used to be his daughter’s room. He used to tell guests they were made by a young Walt Disney. They were not.
8. SenecalLies To TrumpSometimes About Golf
9. Trump Is Known To Give Gardeners 100 Dollar Bills
He does this just because he thinks they’re working hard. Senecal says that people love him and not only because he’s known to cough out Franklins.
10. Trump Hates Airplanes Going Over His Mansion
In fact, he’s sued the local countyairport because of it.
11. Trump’s Mansion Staff Is Mostly Foreign
Romanians, South Africans, and Irishmen, apparently.
12. Trump’s Dad Once Made Senecal Go On His Hands And Knees For A Penny
It was a ” crusty ” penny too.
13. Donald’s Dad Had Incredible Eyes
Senecal tells Donald has incredible eyes too.
14. Trump Turned The Family Library Into A Bar
Even stranger considering Trump doesn’t drink( also like Batman ). The library used to be filled with first edition volumes that Senecal tells no one ever read. When Trump took over the mansion he replaced it with a bar complete with a painting of himself in tennis whites.
15. Senecal Required Beggers In West Virginia To Be Licensed Beggers
This was while Senecal was a mayor in West Virginia which he did on sabbatical from Trump’s employ in 1990. Trump wrote Senecal a note telling him he thought it was ” great .”
16. Maya Angelou’s 80 th Birthday Party Was Held At Trump’s Mansion
Specifically it was held in the ballroom and Oprah Winfrey is the one that threw the party. Trump apparently attended the party and loved it.
17. Senecal TrollsThe Mansion’s Staff
This month when Trump came downstairs to run golfing, Senecal announced” all rise .” They all rose.