A former Trump executive, Barbara Res, has claimed the president has made multiple racist and sexist remarks, exposing him in her book Tower of Lies.
The book claims Donald Trump made Res fire a pregnant woman, joked to Jewish businessmen about ‘the ovens’ and wanted black people banned from the lobbies of all his buildings.
In the book, Res writes of incidents where Trump raged about black people simply being in or around his buildings.
One particular occasion explained in the book was where Trump shouted at Res to fire a Black man working on the construction site of Trump Tower in Manhattan.
“Get him off there right now,” he is reported as saying, “And don’t ever let that happen again. I don’t want people to think that Trump Tower is being built by black people.”
In another incident, Trump was reportedly furious when a young Black job applicant waited for his job interview, in the lobby of one of his buildings.
“Barbara, I don’t want black kids sitting in the lobby where people come to buy million-dollar apartments!”
Somehow distinguishing between ‘people’ and ‘Black kids’.
Barbara Res worked for Donald Trump for 18 years
Res claims Trump’s “bigotry and bias” has always been a part of who he is and “controls Donald’s view of the world”.
Res’ book also points to anti-Semitism from the president where Trump allegedly made jokes about the gas chambers to Jewish executives.
The exec says Trump hired his residential manager because him being German ensured he was “especially clean and orderly.” He then ‘joked’ to Jewish executives that “this guy still reminisces about the ovens, so you guys better watch out for him,” Res wrote.
Not that it should prove to be a surprise as anyone with a TV or the internet has seen and heard similar comments, but Res writes of many incidents where Trump is disparaging towards women.
The book claims Trump would often graphically boast of his sex life and talk unnecessarily about women’s appearances, and in one instance he wouldn’t even allow Res’ secretary to attend meetings because she wasn’t a model.
While travelling, Res claims Trump would judge and rate women from city to city, laughing about how women in Marina del Rey had ‘tighter asses’ than women in Beverly Hills.
“His regard for himself had increased exponentially, as had his contempt for women,” Res claims, “His sexism never extended to me, but it did to many others – including his wife Ivana, whom he would publicly belittle – and I came to see that I was the exception rather than the rule.”