The man is an open-borders cuck. End of story.
Well, that or he’s a hypocrite who’d betray one of his core nationalist principles to save a buck. I’m sure this, the 8,000th story about Trump placing his personal interests above all else, will be the one that sinks him, though.
According to the Times, not only is the current housekeeper here illegally, the person she replaced is too.
The two women said they worked for years as part of a group of housekeeping, maintenance and landscaping employees at the [Bedminster] golf club that included a number of undocumented workers, though they could not say precisely how many. There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status. But at least two supervisors at the club were aware of it, the women said, and took steps to help workers evade detection and keep their jobs.
“There are many people without papers,” said Ms. Diaz, who said she witnessed several people being hired whom she knew to be undocumented…
“We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about [illegals] when he knows that we are here helping him make money,” [Victorina Morales] said. “We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation.”
It’s a brilliant new strategy for detecting illegals hiding among America’s workers: Denigrate them to the point where they can’t resist leaping out of “the shadows” to cry, “F*** this guy.”
The obvious defense, per the excerpt above, will be that the supervisors at Bedminster may have known what was going on but Trump himself did not, as our president would surely never knowingly bend rules in search of profit. The Times has circumstantial evidence to the contrary, though. For one thing, the golf course doesn’t use E-Verify (New Jersey law doesn’t require it) even though Trump made a point of noting on the trail in 2016 that his new hotel in Washington used it. Why he didn’t insist that it be implemented at all of his properties I leave to your own speculation.
Further, when the Times itself ran Morales’s ID numbers through a federal database it received no match, something that surely would have been noticed by hiring supervisors at the course. Last year, when Morales was forced to get new fake ID cards, it was allegedly a manager(!) who put her in touch with a maintenance worker who knew where to go to get them. There were also new rules instituted on the premises when Trump jumped into the presidential race in 2015, with Morales told not to clean Trump’s residence anymore (although she still does occasionally), a measure that seems designed in hindsight to create some form of plausible deniability. E.g., “Yes, illegals were working there, but Trump couldn’t have known because he never had direct contact with them.”
A question: Would supervisors have dared to retain a work force of illegal immigrants without Trump’s permission, knowing what might happen to their own jobs if they went behind his back to assemble one and were later found out? The risk of political embarrassment here was high. Why not start phasing out the illegal workers in 2015 and replace them with Americans before the boss discovered the truth? Unless, that is, the boss wanted them working there because the labor was cheap and he figured his fans would forgive him anything if the truth came out. Another obvious question, posed by Morales herself: “I ask myself, is it possible that this señor thinks we have papers? He knows we don’t speak English… Why wouldn’t he figure it out?” She and other illegals did have direct contact with Trump himself, she claims, and he was kind and generous to them personally. Did he really think the Latino workers around him who couldn’t converse in English were all American citizens or legal guest workers?
If that’s the new standard, that employers are off the hook in hiring illegals so long as they’re willfully blind to the hallmarks of illegal status that are right in front of them, what percentage of American employers should now be held blameless for hiring “the undocumented”? Ninety percent?
Normally Trump’s way out of a jam like this would be to play the game he played during the game when asked about donating to Democratic politicians. He’s just following the rules that the globalist elite have created for their own enrichment. If corrupt establishmentarians want to let rich people buy lawmakers, he’ll take advantage. If corrupt establishmentarians want to look the other way while untold millions of foreigners sneak across the border to work menial jobs, he’ll take advantage. Immigration isn’t an ordinary issue for him, though. It’s his signature issue, his populist-nationalist bread and butter. It should be harder for him to get cover from his base on this — in theory. In practice, he’s defended his habit of hiring seasonal foreign workers over Americans at Mar-a-Lago multiple times and it’s widely known that he settled a lawsuit a few years ago that accused him of hiring illegal Polish laborers on a construction project in the early 80s. Hasn’t hurt him a bit. This NYT story will be old news by morning.