Trump asked Democratic staffers of color to serve food: Book

  • Trump mistook a racially diverse group of congressional staff for waitstaff in 2017.
  • Then-chief of staff Reince Priebus had to save the president from the gaffe, according to a new book by NYT’s Maggie Haberman.
  • Trump also accused “illegals” of making him lose the popular vote in 2016, according to Haberman’s book.

According to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s new book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.”

The book notes that the assistants — part of Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi — a racially diverse group — were at the White House for a 2017 reception with Trump, according to Rolling Stone, who reviewed Haberman’s book, set to be released Oct. 4.

Trump looked at the staffers and asked them, “Why don’t you get” the food, according to the book, before former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus corrected the president and got the actual waiters.

In the same meeting, Trump left the room in silence after saying his loss of the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016 was due to “illegals” or undocumented immigrants casting ballots.

Pelosi verbally disagreed with the statement, Rolling Stone reported.

While Trump has long defended his relationship with the black community, the Latino community, and other marginalized groups, he has a long history of racist and inflammatory comments directed against both.

Most famously, Trump promoted conspiracy theories that former President Barack Obama was not born in America. Trump also scolded immigrants from Central and South America and previously expressed contempt for “s-hole” countries in Africa.

Trump has also been sued by the DOJ, which alleged that he and his father discriminated against their black tenants in the 1970s and violated the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The Trumps settled the matter.

Haberman’s new book reveals insider details of Trump’s time in the White House, including a moment when he told his aides that he would not be leaving the White House after the 2020 election and claims that he will be the Republican Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, ” fat” and “whiny”. in private.

Representatives from Pelosi, Schumer and Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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