Anthony Senecal,74,manages Mar-a-Lago,the 118-room estate Trump owns and operates in Palm Beach,Fla.The home boasts 58 bedrooms,33 bathrooms,12 fireplaces,an on-premise salon,and one 20,000-square-foot ballroom that has hosted everyone fromHillary Clintonto Maya Angelou.
Senecal and other Mar-a-Lago employees know whether Trump is in high or sour spirits because he wears clothing—a white or red baseball hat,respectively—to denote his mood.The butler reports that when Trump wears red,the staff knows to stay far away.
"You can always tell when the king is here," Senecal toldThe New York Times.Perhaps that's because the Republican presidential candidate demands a lot of careful attention.Senecal describes one instance when he got word that a traveling Trump was in a bad mood—so the butler "quickly hired a bugler to play 'Hail to the Chief' as Trump stepped out of his limousine to enter Mar-a-Lago," the newspaper reports.
While Senecal insists he doesn't often greet Trump with such fanfare,the newspaper reports another time when the staff went out of their way to give the businessman's ego a boost.On March 6,according toThe New York Times,Senecal yelled out "all rise!" to Mar-a-Lago's staff as Trump walked through one of the estate's many living rooms.
Mar-a-Lago once boasted a library filled with rare,first-edition books,but Senecal tells the newspaper that no one in Trump's family ever read them.Trump later turned the library into a bar and placed a portrait of himself—decked out in tennis whites—on the wall.There are even more incredible details in the full story—head over to theTimesto read it.