The undocumented immigrants working for Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf course are fed up with the President’s abuse and insults, according to one woman who works for his club, the New York Times reports.
Victorina Morales has been a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., for more than five years. She’s cleaned Trump’s toilet. She’s made Trump’s bed. She’s dusted his crystal golf trophies. She has worked for him while he’s been President.
Because of the “outstanding” support she has provided during Mr. Trump’s visits, Ms. Morales in July was given a certificate from the White House Communications Agency inscribed with her name.
Think about it. This was a person, an undocumented immigrant, who had Access. That’s a hot word in D.C. Access. Access to the President of the United States.
And who wants to bet that President Trump knew he had undocumented workers at Trump properties?
I’d put money on it.
NBC quotes Ms. Morales, “I told them that I don’t have papers, I don’t speak English and that I was an immigrant. They said, ‘No, it doesn’t matter.'”
Trump’s people deny they knew. I doubt that.
At any rate, Ms. Morales is speaking out, the NYTimes says:
Ms. Morales said she has been hurt by Mr. Trump’s public comments since he became president, including equating Latin American immigrants with violent criminals. It was that, she said, along with abusive comments from a supervisor at work about her intelligence and immigration status, that made her feel that she could no longer keep silent.
“We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money,” she said. “We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation.”
From NBC again:
The Trump Organization LLC, the primary holding company for the president’s hundreds of businesses, referred NBC News to the White House, which didn’t directly address the Times report. It said in a statement:
“We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices. If any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately.”
Right. And those who knowingly hired and humiliated them?
They’ll be promoted.
Or maybe run for president some day.