Former Trump butler under investigation for alleged threats against President Obama

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Anthony Senecal photo from his Facebook page

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is investigating a former butler for Donald Trump. Anthony Senecal is accused of making online threats against President Barack Obama.

Senecal, who worked at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, has a Facebook page filled with political posts and commentary.

Some of the posts are directed at Obama and his family, and one reportedly says the military should hang Obama for treason and other “high crimes.”

Trump’s campaign said in an emailed statement that “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 and first family.”

The Secret Service said Thursday, May 12, 2016, that it is “aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation.”

Senecal declined to accept an Associated Press reporter’s call.


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