Donald Trump's ex-butler sang his praises as "incredibly generous," and a "nice guy" and patriot — calling his own long service proof of the brash billionaire's good character.
Tony Senecal — who lauded Trump to Newsmax
well before the businessman became a presidential primary candidate — defended the businessman in an interview with CNN's Carol Costello
And though the interview elicited mostly brief and to-the-point replies, Senecal did offer effusive praise at one point.
"He's an incredibly generous person," Senecal said. "He's been generous to his employees. He's generous to strangers. He's an entirely a nice guy. He's not the gruff person that people make him out to be."
"Sure, you attack him, he's going to fight back," he continued. "But most of the time he's just a nice man. I lasted with him for 20 years, he had to be pretty good," Senecal said.
He also insists Trump wants only what's best for America.
"His interest in the American people," he said. "His patriotism. The man was born on Flag Day. He's a very patriotic person — ahem, excuse me — and he wants what's best for this country."
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