Think YOU’RE fearful of Donald Trump becoming president? In shocking interviews, permanent White House employees revealed THEIR major concerns with Donald taking over the White House — and they did not paint a pretty picture!
Although the nearly 100 permanent-residence staffers of the White House are devoted to their jobs no matter who their boss is, many are absolutely terrified of Donald Trump, 69, taking over the presidency. Both former and current White House employees — we’re talking butlers, maids, cooks, plumbers, florists, etc. — have even spoken out about their fears, revealing they believe Donald would completely destroy the White House AND their careers. Yikes!
“As far as I’m concerned, if asked, I would not go back to the White House for Trump, even if they tripled my old pay,” a former staffer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, revealed to Kate Andersen Brower, the author of First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. Kate’s interviews, along with a previous volume on the White House’s permanent employees, painted an anxious picture of what life with Donald could actually be like. And honestly, it’s pretty scary!
“I think a Trump election and transition would be a disaster,” said Christine Limerick, who was the head housekeeper during her tenure from 1979 to 2008. “I think that Donald Trump and his family would think that the mansion is too small, too old, and not glamorous enough for them. He might say, ‘Who cares about the history of the place or the fact that it has been the home of every president except George Washington? You don’t want to make the changes I want? You’re fired!’” And we don’t totally blame Christine for thinking this way, after all, “You’re fired” IS Donald’s favorite catchphrase.
The bottom line is, the president and First Lady must be willing to work with the White House curators and the White House Historical Association if they decide to make changes to the mansion, but staffers fear that Donald might not hand over that control, which would be a major problem. “If the Donald makes it to the White House I think there’s going to be a lot of changes. I think the White House as we know it and the kitchen will be totally different,” gushed Roland Mesnier, the White House’s former top pastry chef.
But on the other hand, former usher, Skip Allen, who retired in 2004 after 25 years, admitted he wouldn’t want to work for Donald OR Hillary Clinton, 68. “The Clintons can’t make up their minds about what they really want. You never knew what they were going to ask for or when they were going to ask for it.” One time, Hillary apparently even called him asking to tell the chef to stop serving a particular chicken dish. Within a month he got another call from the then First Lady saying, “We are really missing that chicken dish. Why isn’t it on the menu anymore?” Skip was at a loss, so he called the chef and asked him to add it back on. Talk about hot and cold, right?
At the same time however, there are a number of Clinton fans on the current White House staff. Former usher, Worthington White, noted how protectively the residence staff watched over Chelsea Clinton, 36, as she grew up in the White House. But of course, when it comes down to it, staff members will have to put their personal feelings aside no matter who moves into the White House in the upcoming months. At this point, it could be anyone!
Would you be scared if Donald took over the White House, HollywoodLifers? Who would YOU like to see as president?