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Trump's Longtime Butler Thinks President Obama Should Be Hanged

Anthony Senecal's Facebook posts prompted a Secret Service investigation

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    Trump's Longtime Butler Thinks President Obama Should Be Hanged
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner at the Mar-A-Lago Club, Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla.

    Donald Trump’s longtime butler told NBC News Thursday that he thinks President Obama should be "hung ... from the portico of the White Mosque — it used to be the White House."

    In a phone interview with NBC News, Mar-a-Lago historian Anthony Senecal stood by his remarks on Facebook, in which he lashes out at the president, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. Senecal has also expressed his frustration over Muslims saying he doesn’t like and doesn’t trust them. 

    Senecal said he never discussed his political views with his employer but chose to vent on Facebook. The posts were first reported by Mother Jones — and prompted a Secret Service investigation. 

    The Trump campaign insisted Senecal hasn't worked for Trump "for years." 

    "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," Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement.