The attendees, part of the staff of Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, were a racially diverse group at the White House reception with Trump in 2017.
During the early years of his presidency, Donald Trump mistook a group of Democratic congressional staffers for waiters and asked them to serve dinner, a new book about the tycoon reveals.
In “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” written by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, it is detailed that the attendees, part of the staff of Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, were a group racially diverse in the White House at a reception with Trump in 2017.
According to Rolling Stone, which reviewed Haberman’s book, in that incident Trump confronted the employees, asking, “Why don’t you go look? food”.
But former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus corrected the then-president and called the royal waiters.
Another peculiar event occurred during that meeting, when the tycoon quietly left the room after saying that his loss of the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016 was because “illegals” or undocumented immigrants voted.
Statement with which Pelosi did not agree and there was a discrepancy between the two.
Donald Trump has a long history of making racist and inflammatory comments directed at both Latinos and the Black community.
It should be remembered that he at the time promoted conspiracy theories that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
Furthermore, he railed against immigrants from Central and South America. And earlier he had evinced his disdain for the “shit hole” countries in Africa.
In Haberman’s new book, out Oct. 4, internal details of Trump’s time in the White House are revealed, including a time he told aides he wouldn’t be leaving the White House after the election. of 2020.