The Department of Labor posted online petitions Wednesday that show how the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, is seeking permission via the federal H-2 visa program to fill cook, waitress, and waiter positions with foreign workers. The controversial program allows American companies to hire foreign laborers on a temporary basis if they can show no qualified U.S. workers want the jobs.
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Twitter speculated as why Trump is unable to find any Americans to fill the jobs:
Oh, he runs ads, but they are tiny and almost hidden in the paper and don't reveal it's his properties.— Grammy Hardage (@GrammyHardage) March 21, 2018
Really?! You can't find Americans to work a golf course? Maybe because it's Trump's golf course and no American who's been paying attention to the crap coming out of his mouth wants to work for him in ANY WAY!— Lorraine Myers (@Mzlorraine627) March 21, 2018
They don't realize he doesn't want them working for him. He wants beautiful white European women to come to his properties. These women are desperate to get into the US legally. He's more than happy to do it. His modeling agency does it also.— Grammy Hardage (@GrammyHardage) March 21, 2018
Since his presidential campaign, Trump's businesses have sought to hire more than 400 foreign guest workers using the H-2 program.
Trump needs 14 new bridal candidates after Melania divorces him.— AZNLP79 (@Taxman9791) March 21, 2018
more than likely cant find qualified americans to work for miserable pay.— linda mckinney (@payne_linda07) March 21, 2018
Though Trump has claimed that finding American workers is "almost impossible," a lot of people aren't buying it:
I say they need to prove it. Where did they advertise? How appropriate were the job descriptions? How many did they actually interview?— Kathy_Coco (@KitCoco) March 21, 2018
Unbelievable hypocrisy here. These are not rocket scientists or brain surgeons, they are wait staff and kitchen help. Seasonal work in the summer? Sounds like college students to me.— K Owens (@owens_kd1) March 21, 2018
Some suggested Trump look a little closer for the help he needs:
make Eric Trump do the work - he doesn't do shit but scare children with his face— Frog Nation (@State0fTheUniom) March 21, 2018
And for many, this news was not surprising:
So nothing is new. Such liars about making America better.— silverlexis (@silverlexis1) March 21, 2018