In her new book Tower of Lies, Barbara Res — who worked for the Trump Organization for 18 years — reveals incidents in which Donald Trump went on racist tirades against black individuals who happened to be on the premises of one of his properties.
On one occasion, when Trump Tower was under construction, Donald complained that a black worker was visible from outside the construction site, and he insisted that he doesn’t “want people thinking that this is being built by black people,” as Res explained during an appearance on CNN this week. On another occasion, Trump complained that a black job applicant who Res was interviewing had been waiting in a lobby. The eventual president insisted that he did not “want black kids sitting in my lobby where millionaires are coming in to buy apartments,” Res explained on CNN.
‘There was a Black man grinding the concrete on the second floor of the building when it was wide open and you could see it from the street, and he saw it from his office or the building lobby, and that’s what upset him, and he called me and another person and he said, I don’t want that to happen again. We don’t want people thinking that this is being built by Black people. Later, I was interviewing architectural students for a plant clerk job, and I had a young man waiting for me in the lobby. I was across the building and after I interviewed him I saw Donald, he grabbed someone, he told me [Donald] needs to see you. He said don’t ever let that happen again, I don’t want black kids sitting in my lobby where millionaires are coming in to buy apartments. Don’t let that happen.’
This guy is who millions of Americans picked to run the United States of America. These incidents, of course, aren’t alone. Other individuals, like Trump’s former longtime “fixer” Michael Cohen and his former ally Omarosa Manigault-Newman, have also attested to the president’s private racism. Publicly, Trump has spewed racist rhetoric like the idea that low-income housing — which is often associated with marginalized communities, like low-income black Americans — would “invade” the “suburbs” without him in office. That’s thinly veiled race-baiting, and it’s what the president has been consistently founding his campaign on as Election Day has approached.
Res also reveals an incident that seems to reveal Trump’s disdain for the working-class people who make up some of his base of supporters. In short, after the completion of the structure of a building, there was a tradition to host a party for the construction workers, Res explained. After the completion of a particular Trump Organization project, Res says that Trump scoffed at the idea of hosting the workers.
‘We were planning a party and I went to see Donald with the project manager from the contractor … Donald was all excited about it, he said this is great, I’m going to have this, I’m going to do this, I’m going to have this politician. Blah, blah, blah. We were talking about the logistics and how there were so many men working on the job it’s going to be not easy to put together. He said, what? What men? You are not going to have the workers here. We said, Donald, it’s for the workers. Okay, how about just the foremen? I’m going to have champagne here. This is not for workers, not for the construction workers.’
Res added that she felt like the incident exemplified the total lack of respect that Trump had for the workers.
Check out her comments below: