On Thursday morning, “Today” aired a segment about President-elect Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The segment included an interview with the President-elect’s former butler, Anthony Senecal, who was investigated by the Secret Service for writing that President Barack Obama should be “hung for treason!!!”
Senecal was included in the segment and is featured discussing Trump’s Florida retreat: “It’s absolutely magical. It’s the most beautiful place in the world.” The former butler walks through the grounds of the estate and shares family photos of himself with the Trumps.
What the segment didn’t include was that Senecal made news during Trump’s campaign last May and was investigated by the Secret Service after it was found out that he had posted multiple Facebook posts calling for Obama to be harmed.
“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!!!” Senecal wrote in an April 2015 Facebook post, the magazine Mother Jones had reported and Senecal allegedly also confirmed those were his words to the magazine. Below is a screenshot of a Facebook post by the former Trump butler from May 2016.