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Trump’s Former Butler Says President Obama Should’ve Been Shot or ‘Hung for Treason’

Presidential candidate Donald Trump with his former butler, Anthony Senecal. Photo by Rex/Shutterstock

Presidential candidate Donald Trump with his former butler, Anthony Senecal. Photo by Rex/Shutterstock

The longtime butler of presumed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is making waves this week after he took to social media, calling for the death of President Barack Obama.

In a series of Facebook posts, 84-year-old Anthony Senecal voiced his hatred for the U.S. president and even suggested that Obama should have been “shot as an enemy agent in his first term,” Mother Jones reports.

“To all my friends on FB, just a short note to you on our pus headed “president” !!!!,” the butler wrote in a Facebook post published Wednesday. “This character who I refer to as zero (0) should have been taken out by our military and shot as an enemy agent in his first term !!!!! Instead he still remains in office doing every thing he can to gut the America we all know and love !!!!! Now comes Donald J Trump to put an end to the corruption in government !!!!”

Senecal’s Facebook page is public, however, the message could only be read by his Facebook friends. He confirmed that the sharp, hate-filled words were indeed his during an interview with Mother Jones.

“I wrote that. I believe that,” Senecal said.

Per Mother Jones, Senecal was employed as Trump’s butler for 17 years before taking over as the in-house historian at the billionaire’s Mar-a-lago estate in Florida. The 84-year-old claims he has worked at the estate since 1959.

Mother Jones also reports that the butler attempted to resign from his position in 2009, but he was persuaded by Trump to stay and work as the new in-house historian.

A spokesman from Trump’s campaign begs to differ, stating, “This individual has not worked at Mar-a-Lago for many years.”

This isn’t the first time Senecal has posted defamatory and threatening remarks about President Obama, according to Mother Jones. On April 21, 2015, the butler ranted, “Looks like that sleezey bastard zero (O) is trying to out maneuver Congress again, if the truth be known this prick needs to be hung for treason!!!”

He posted again on May 23, 2015 saying, “I feel it is time for the SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION !!!!! The only way we will change this crooked government is to douche it !!!!! This might be the time with this kenyan fraud in power !!!!! …[W]ith the last breath I draw I will help rid this America of the scum infested in its government–and if that means dragging that ball less dick head from the white mosque and hanging his scrawny ass from the portico–count me in !!!!!”

Senecal’s social media tirades seem to have a recurring theme. His messages repeatedly suggest that President Obama is an undercover Muslim determined to leave the United States in ruins, Mother Jones reports.

“I don’t believe he’s an American citizen,” the butler said when asked why he posted comments calling for the death of the president. “I think he’s a fraudulent piece of crap that was brought in by the Democrats.”

Per Mother Jones, Senecal also publishes Facebook posts verbally attacking first lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, other Democrats, as well as Republicans.

“Stop the LYING BITCH OF BENGHAZI, NOW—killery clinton !!!!!!,” he exclaimed in a post last year. “She should be in prison awaiting hanging !!!!!!!”

The butler’s Facebook timeline is teeming with threatening, racist and discriminatory messages, Mother Jones reports. A New York Times article published in March failed to mention them, however. Instead, the article paints a flattering picture of the now in-house historian, noting “Mr. Senecal’s admiration for his longtime boss seems to know few limits.”

On June 16, Senecal banged away at his keyboard once more, but this time his words sang a different tune.

“Today, my employer and friend Donald J Trump announced he was running for the Office of President of the United States,” he wrote on Facebook. “NO ONE deserves to run for and be elected to this GREAT office, than Mr. Trump. !!!!!”

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