So, you know that story about Donald Trump’s super-racist Mar-a-Lago butler? Well, Team Trump is now feverishly trying to do damage control:

No doubt Anthony Senecal didn’t become a crazy racist until after he left Mar-a-Lago. Because let’s face it: Trump would never associate with someone like that. No sirree.

Here’s the thing, though. Just less than two months ago, The New York Times ran a profile on Senecal, who was then described as “Mr. Trump’s longtime butler.” Does anyone remember Trump’s people trying to distance him from Senecal back then?

Wait, so Senecal was introducing Trump at Mar-a-Lago on March 6? Even though he hadn’t worked there for “many years”? And even though he’d made many of his “horrible statements” in 2015?

Somebody’s got some ‘splaining to do …

Senecal also appeared on CNN back in March — before the Times’ profile was published — singing Trump’s praises.

The Trump campaign didn’t run from him then, either.

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Donald Trump’s butler explains why Mar-a-Lago doesn’t hire Americans

Yes, Trump’s butler sounds like a flaming racist nutjob, but why no MSM freakout over THESE guys?