The White House / Flickr made in america sign...
The White House / Flickr

It is “Made in America” week at the White House and Donald Trump had a field day playing on the American-made equipment on display at the White House. He once again boasted of his plan (a slogan really, not a plan) of bringing manufacturing back to the United States. 

But, after he climbed down out of the cab of that fire truck, he must’ve left that “Made in America” spirit right there on the lawn of the White House. Back in Florida, his company has quietly requested permission to hire a whole new batch of workers for his favorite destination: Mar-a-Lago. You cannot make this up. Apparently everyone in South Florida is gainfully employed and they simply have to bring in low-wage foreign workers. From Buzzfeed:

Mar-A-Lago, Donald Trump’s private club that he calls the Winter White House, is asking the government for permission to hire 70 temporary foreign workers as cooks, servers, and housekeepers, according to records posted by the Department of Labor on Thursday. The nearby Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, has requested permission to hire an additional six foreign cooks.

Trump has frequently urged US companies to hire American workers — a theme highlighted this week in what the Trump administration has dubbed “Made in America” week. But for his own Mar-A-Lago club, he has also defended hiring foreign workers by saying that it is “very, very hard to get help” during the Florida tourist season.

Oh, man! Poor guy. It’s very, very hard to get help. At the price they want to pay. In fact, Trump doesn’t want to build that wall too high—he loves foreign workers.

Since Trump launched his presidential campaign in June 2015, businesses owned by him or bearing his name have sought to hire at least 370 foreign guest workers under H-2B program and a similar one called H-2A, including more than 230 for Mar-A-Lago and the Jupiter club.

Once again, Donald Trump and his family completely ignore their own empty campaign promises. In March, Eric Trump sought permission to hire foreign workers at the Trump Winery in Virginia and Ivanka Trump’s entire $100 million line of brand name, knock-off designer clothing and shoes are made in Asia.

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