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Trump Had Racist Reaction To Staff Members Of Color At White House: NY Times Reporter

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Donald Trump was known for exhibiting racist, sexist and xenophobic behavior long before he ran for president, and it appears he took his prejudice with him to the White House.

According to an advance copy of New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s book, Confidence Man, which was obtained by Rolling Stone, Trump made a racist assumption about a group of racially diverse congressional staff members at a White House reception held early in his presidency.

Trump assumed the staffers were waiters because they were black ― and told them to get some food, the book says, according to the magazine.

Reince Priebus, who was White House chief of staff at the time, told Trump they were top congressional aides, then went to find the actual waiters for him, Rolling Stone reported.

The book also claims that when Trump moved into the White House after Obama, he told a visitor he had the bathrooms remodeled.

“You understand what I’m talking about,” he told the guest, who interpreted that “to mean Trump did not want to use the same bathroom as his Black predecessor.”