Donald Trump

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago has been given 70 H-B2 visas to hire temporary foreign hospitality staff for the 2017/18 winter season. They will be paid from $10.33 (for cleaners) to $13.34 (for cooks). Trump says he loves the American worker — but it’s just another lie.

“Perhaps I’ll just make them legal instead.”

When questioned during the 2016 campaign about his hiring of foreign workers, Trump claimed that there were no American workers to take the jobs. However, CareerSource Palm Beach County, a nonprofit job placement agency, says it knows plenty of American citizens willing to work at Mar-a-Lago.

“We currently have 5,136 qualified candidates in Palm Beach County for various hospitality positions listed in the Employ Florida state jobs database,” CareerSource spokesman Tom Veenstra said Friday.

And the Trump organization makes little effort to recruit Americans. Employers are required to run two ads. This is how the Washington Post reported those efforts.

The club placed an ad on page C8 of the Palm Beach Post, crammed full of tiny print laying out the job experience requirements in classified ad shorthand. “3 mos recent & verifiable exp in fine dining/country club,” the ad said. “No tips.”

The ad gave no email address or phone number. “Apply by fax,” it said. The ad also provided a mailing address. It ran twice, then never again.


And adding to the insult, Trump’s request to hire foreign workers came during Trump’s “Made in America Week”.

Trump makes hay beating up American companies for offshoring jobs. But he is the first to throw the American worker under the bus.

I suspect that there is an unmentioned advantage to hiring foreigners. They are far less likely to complain — or sue.

It’s easy to rail against ‘illegal aliens’ when you make them temporarily legal when you need them.

And let me ask this: If Trump’s taxes are cut will he pay his workers more?

Simply put, Trump treats the American worker the way Harvey Weinstein treats actresses.


Fighting a ‘War on Drugs’ Is Pointless. We Have to Fight a ‘War on Addiction’

October 30, 2017

At 3 AM on Sunday morning, Carlos Andrade 22, stepped outside of the family’s Brooklyn home to smoke a cigarette with his father Joseph Andrade, 44. An hour later both he and dad were dead from a heroin/fentanyl overdose. They are mourned by their family and friends, but to everyone else, they are just two more names in the list of […]

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Most Americans Think Trump Is a Soulless Jerk, Is He?

October 18, 2017

Imagine spending the 1960s, hobbled by bone spurs, dancing through the pain and dodging incoming STDs. That was Trump’s service to his country. It was ignoble, dishonorable, but somebody had to do it. And why not someone burdened by family money and a freedom from conscience. It was this dedication to duty that has given the […]

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Trump Promises Success, Delivers Failure.

October 16, 2017

Like every politician, Trump made extravagant promises. And like every politician he failed to deliver on all he promised. But Trump’s promises were more extravagant, and his failures more thorough, than the standard huckster’s pattern. So egregious, in fact, that his duplicity is in Bernie Madoff’s neighborhood. But the man, whose greatest achievement is whining, has a different story. […]

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“The Wheels Are Coming off”, Carl Bernstein Reviews the Trump Administration

October 6, 2017

No one knows more about presidencies in failure than Carl Bernstein. He was the diarist as Nixon drank, swore and covered-up, on his way down in ignominy. Now he has called out the Trump administration as being in the same kind of free fall. Appearing on CNN’s New Day, “What there is a sense of, people I talk […]

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SNL Needs to Retire Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump.

October 1, 2017

Alec Baldwin’s parody of Donald Trump is a masterpiece of thick-lipped buffoonery — but it needs to be retired. Playing the man-child President as a dimwitted ass misses his fundamental evil — his thin-skinned, brooding, paranoid sociopathy. The worst of Trump is not his lecture on the definition of an island — it his ad hominem attacks on […]

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Trump Adds Lazy Puerto Ricans to His Racist Hall of Stereotypes.

September 30, 2017

“Is Trump a racist?” is the wrong question. After all, he had to promise not to discriminate against minorities to settle a housing suit brought by the Feds in 1973. The right question is: “Has Trump proved he is not a racist?” The answer is no. And you can ask “the Blacks”, as Trump unempathetically groups […]

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Trump Has His Worst Week Since Last Week

September 27, 2017

This morning, Trump deleted his tweets supporting Luther Strange in the Alabama Senate GOP primary. It’s the closest he will get to acknowledging he made a mistake. But he isn’t taking responsibility. Instead, he is whitewashing history and blaming Mitch McConnell. Regardless, Strange is a huge failure in a week of failures – and it’s only Wednesday. […]

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‘Not to Worry’ Trump Tells America. ‘I May Appear to Be Doing Nothing, But I’m Working Hard.’

September 26, 2017

Accused of ignoring Puerto Rico, healthcare, North Korea, etc. Trump says the NFL/anthem/kneeling brouhaha has not distracted him from his responsibilities. And anyway, it’s an important part of his job. “To me the NFL situation is a very important situation. I’ve heard that before about — ‘was I preoccupied?’ — not at all,” said Trump. […]

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