President Donald Trump used a Hispanic accent to imitate migrants pleading to cross the US-Mexico border, an anonymous White House official says in a new book.The claim is one of many in “A Warning,” a new book about the Trump administration obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its November 19 release.”They are saying, ‘Oh, please help! My husband left me!’ They are useless. They don’t do anything for our country,” the official recalled Trump saying during an Oval Office meeting, according to The Post. The White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, has characterized the book as “nothing but lies.”Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump mocked migrants trying to enter the US from Mexico by imitating their pleas in a Hispanic accent, an anonymous White House official claims in a new book.A copy of the book, titled “A Warning,” was obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its November 19 release, with The Post publishing extracts from the book Friday.In one instance, the Post reports that the anonymous official wrote that during an Oval Office meeting Trump began impersonating Mexicans.”We get these women coming in with like seven children,” Trump said, according to the book.”They are saying, ‘Oh, please help! My husband left me!’ They are useless. They don’t do anything for our country.” “At least if they came in with a husband we could put him in the fields to pick corn or something.”
Trump during a tour of US-Mexico border-wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego on March 13, 2018.
The anonymous author has compiled a long list of grievances against the 45th president.White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told the Associated Press it is “nothing but lies.” In a separate email to the Post, Grisham added: “The coward who wrote this book didn’t put their name on it because it is nothing but lies.”Senior White House officials would apparently wake up “in a full-blown panic” over the president’s tweets, the official who also penned a scathing New York Times op-ed last year wrote.”It’s like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak to find your elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard and cursing loudly about the cafeteria food, as worried attendants tried to catch him,” the author said, according to The Post.Trump is also misogynistic, according to the official.”He comments on makeup. He makes jokes about weight. He critiques clothing. He questions the toughness of women in and around his orbit.””He uses words like ‘sweetie’ and ‘honey’ to address accomplished professionals. This is precisely the way a boss shouldn’t act in the work environment.”At the time the op-ed was published in September 2018, Trump suggested that the article was “treason” and called the author “gutless.”