It wasn't in time for deadline for Sunday's Herald-Mail, but Donald Trump wanted the paper to know how much he values former Martinsburg, W.Va., Mayor Tony Senecal.
Eleven years ago - after serving two years as mayor and making national news for a proposal to require panhandlers to get licenses - Senecal became Trump's butler at the posh Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla.
"He's an exceptional talent," Trump said in a voice mail message Sunday, after a feature about Senecal had already hit the newsstands. "He's a very loyal, hard-working guy, (with) great political bearing and experience, and I'm very lucky to have him.
"Every club that's the success of a Mar-a-Lago Club - every club needs somebody like Tony. ... Otherwise, the club just won't work.