Trump: I Hired Foreign Workers At Mar-A-Lago Because ‘It’s Very, Very Hard’ To Get Seasonal Workers

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defended on Mar-A-Lago requesting visas to employ foreign workers on Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Trump was asked by panelist Mike Barnicle about a report from CBS Miami that “Every year since at least 2008” Trump’s Mar-A-Lago real estate “has requested anywhere from 70 to 90 visas to bring foreign workers into the country,” and why “he would be importing workers from overseas rather than hiring workers from Florida?”

Trump answered, “Because during the season, Mar-A-Lago, it’s a seasonal job, which is very hard to get people in Florida for seasonal jobs. And during the season in Palm Beach, Palm Beach is probably maybe the hottest real estate, maybe in the world. And during the season in Palm Beach, it’s very, very hard to get help. You can’t, we’re talking about Mar-A-Lago, the club is closed for the summer. You know the expression, ‘Rich people don’t like heat.’ And we close Mar-A-Lago, and we open October — like October 1st. And from that, for about a five-month period, during what they call the Palm Beach season, which is a big deal, you can’t get help. So we tend to get help from different places, including Europe, and we’ve been doing that. And by the way, these are all legal visas, you understand that, Mike. These are all legal visas. But they — we have to bring people in, which tells you, I mean, you can have jobs out there, in certain communities that are doing well. But in Palm Beach, getting help in Palm Beach during the season is almost impossible. So we go through a very legal process, and we bring people in through legal visas.”

(h/t Daily Caller)

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