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Trump’s Affection for American Workers Still Doesn’t Extend to Hiring Them at His Palm Beach Resort

Mar-a-Lago Resort on Nov. 23.

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Frankly, I have little to add to the thorough reporting of this story by the Palm Beach Post besides my sarcastic headline. You can and should click here to see the piece on the Post’s website to help it monetize eyeballs and generate $$$$. But if you’re really in a hurry, here’s the gist:


  • One of the central tenets of Donald Trump’s campaign was that the American economy is being destroyed by unfair competition from foreign workers.
  • During the presidential campaign it was widely reported that Trump had hired hundreds of foreign individuals on temporary visas to staff his Mar-a-Lago resort despite the availability and interest of local (American) workers.
  • Trump won the election, somehow.
  • And, per the Post’s new report, he’s still hiring foreign workers to staff Mar-a-Lago this winter. This despite what one placement agency describes as the availability of “hundreds of qualified candidates” locally for the relevant positions.

A hypocritical politician! Can you imagine?