While Donald Trump’s Westchester, New York, golf club was quietly sacking undocumented workers during the government shutdown, his son Eric’s winery was looking to staff up — with 23 foreign workers.
Just try to find the end of the Trump family’s hypocrisy. I dare you.
Trump Winery, also known as Trump Vineyard Estates, LLC, is seeking the workers under the federal H-2 visa program, which allows US employers to hire foreign laborers on a temporary basis as long as no qualified US workers want the jobs. The work on the 1,300-acre estate, which pays $12.25 an hour, would start in mid-March and could run through late October.
Businesses owned by or bearing the name of Trump, who claimed he would “be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” have sought to hire more than 600 foreign guest workers since he launched his presidential campaign in June 2015. Many have worked as servers and house cleaners at Mar-a-Lago as well as at the president’s various golf clubs.
You know, maybe “qualified” U.S. workers would actually want these jobs if they paid more than $12.25 an hour. Just a thought.
I mean, not every American is a dipshit silver spoon with no real-world job skills. How far do you think Eric would have gotten in life without his family’s money? Every photo of him looks like he forgot it was yearbook picture day and he spent the morning doing whippets and Jäger-bombs in his friend Kip’s boathouse. He’d be lucky to get $12.25 an hour in a truly free market.
But, you know, there are rules for Trumps and rules for everyone else. And the No. 1 rule for Trumps is, THERE ARE NO RULES!
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