Trump has been hyper critical of business that go overseas and take jobs away from American workers. But it turns out, at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, Trump has done exactly the opposite by ignoring American workers and seeking foreign workers for hire:
NY TIMES – Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach describes itself as “one of the most highly regarded private clubs in the world,” and it is not just the very-well-to-do who want to get in.
Since 2010, nearly 300 United States residents have applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses, cooks and housekeepers there. But according to federal records, only 17 have been hired.
In all but a handful of cases, Mar-a-Lago sought to fill the jobs with hundreds of foreign guest workers from Romania and other countries.
In his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, Mr. Trump has stoked his crowds by promising to bring back jobs that have been snatched by illegal immigrants or outsourced by corporations, and voters worried about immigration have been his strongest backers.
But he has also pursued more than 500 visas for foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago since 2010, according to the United States Department of Labor, while hundreds of domestic applicants failed to get the same jobs.
Just listen to Trump rail against businesses who go overseas at a rally he did earlier this month in New Hampshire, where he told the crowd that they should tell these companies to go f— themselves:
It looks like the one letting people down is Trump, who swears that American workers just aren’t qualified to work at his Mar-a-Lago club:
The visas are issued through one of a handful of legal and often-debated programs through which employers can temporarily hire foreign workers when American labor is not available. As part of its applications for the visas submitted to the Labor Department, Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago attested that in the vast majority of cases it was unable to fill the positions with American workers, or, as he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in September, “getting help in Palm Beach during the season is almost impossible.”
Asked why his club must seek so many foreign workers when Americans have applied for the same positions, Mr. Trump said in a telephone interview from Mar-a-Lago this month: “The only reason they wouldn’t get a callback is that they weren’t qualified, for some reason. There are very few qualified people during the high season in the area.”
Trump is one excuse after another to cover up his own hypocrisy on the issue.
Maybe Trump crowds should tell Trump to go f— himself for hiring foreign workers over American workers while pretending to be pro-American worker.