If it were up to Anthony Peter Senecal, a former butler to Donald Trump and former historian for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, President Barack Obama would be “taken out.” And in fact, he also prefers it if he would be “hung.”
Well, he hasn’t exactly decided on the method with which he wants to execute the U.S. president yet. Senecal even said, “Either way, I don’t care. Hanging, shooting.” Later on, he concluded that he has more preference for hanging “from the portico of the White House.” He also admitted that he likes to call the place “the white mosque.”
These are the disturbing thoughts of Senecal, who is now 84 years old. He had served as Trump’s butler for almost 30 years and has worked in Trump’s property for almost 60. According to his profile on The New York Times back in March, no one anticipates the GOP presidential candidate’s needs like Senecal does. For one thing, he knows how to get Trump’s steak right every time. And as for stroking his ego, Senecal refers to Trump as the King and even hired a bugler to play “Hail to the Chief” every time he steps out of his limousine at Mar-a-Lago.
The relationship between Trump and his long-time butler grew stronger over the years. In fact, when Senecal tried to retire back in 2009, the businessman and Republican presidential candidate simply told him, “Tony, to retire is to expire. I’ll see you next season.”
That is how Senecal ended up becoming retired, but not quite. He was immediately hired as an unofficial historian at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Mediterranean-styled retreat. It is unclear when exactly Senecal stopped working for Trump this year.
Nowadays, Senecal plays host to a number of group tours around the Mar-a-Lago estate. And when he’s not showing people around, he seems to be busy on Facebook voicing out his hate for the current administration and his support for his former boss.
During a phone interview with CNN, Senecal had even confirmed that he created a post that lashes out at the current U.S. President. He also remarked, “Does it sound like I’m nuts? Because I’m not. I’ve just gotten fed up with him (Obama).”
His Facebook page has currently been taken down, but Mother Jones has managed to get a shot of the post. In it, Senecal says that Obama “should have been taken out by our military and shot as an enemy agent in his first term.”
Moreover, Senecal believes that the longer that President Obama remains in office, the more he does “every thing he can to gut the America we all know and love !!!!!” He considers Trump as the “new Sheriff coming to town” who will end corruption. Meanwhile, he also referred to Hillary Clinton as “Killery Clinton” and to Bernie Sanders as a “Commie.”
Following the threat, the Secret Service said they are “aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation.” As for Senecal’s longtime boss, Trump’s spokeswoman Hope Hicks has issued a statement saying, “Tony Senecal has not worked at Mar-a-Lago for years, but nevertheless we totally and completely disavow the horrible statements made by him regarding the President.”
For the record, Senecal supports Trump’s earlier proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., referring to the move as “commonsense.” As you might expect, the former butler openly admits his hatred for Muslims, even calling them “muzzies.”