Immigration

Report: Trump Has Had An Undocumented Housekeeper for 5 Years

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Knowing that Trump has had and currently has an undocumented housekeeper, even while he has based his entire campaign and presidency on attacking immigrants, doesn't quite convey the level of bad faith we can see here on its own because this isn't an accident.

It's not as if Trump accidentally hired undocumented immigrants. It's not as if immigrants deceived Trump or his business.

The New York Times reports that an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala has been making Trump's bed at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey and they clearly know she's undocumented.

During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies. When he visited as president, she was directed to wear a pin in the shape of the American flag adorned with a Secret Service logo. [...]

During the presidential campaign, when the Trump International Hotel opened for business in Washington, Mr. Trump boasted that he had used an electronic verification system, E-Verify, to ensure that only those legally entitled to work were hired.

“We didn’t have one illegal immigrant on the job,” Mr. Trump said then.

But throughout his campaign and his administration, Ms. Morales, 45, has been reporting for work at Mr. Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, where she is still on the payroll. An employee of the golf course drives her and a group of others to work every day, she says, because it is known that they cannot legally obtain driver’s licenses.

Morales and another undocumented housekeeper, Sandra Diaz, reached out to the New York Times through a lawyer and shared their stories because they're "tired" of the way Trump talks about them when they're "helping him make money" and tired of "the humiliation."

Morales and Diaz will almost certainly be fired and/or deported now at this story is out and they're tremendously brave for coming forward to tell us what's really going on at Trump's golf club.

Trump has spent over 150 days of his time in office at one of his golf clubs and a majority of that time has been spent in Bedminster where Victorina Morales has struggled to remove Trump's orange makeup from his clothing.

She recalled a nervous moment in 2012, when Mr. Trump approached her and asked her to follow him to the clubhouse, a renovated 1930s Georgian manor, where he proceeded to run his fingers around the edges of frames on the wall and over table surfaces to check for dust.

“You did a really great job,” she said he told her, and handed her a $100 bill.

That same year, she said, Mr. Trump had an outburst over some orange stains on the collar of his white golf shirt, which Ms. Diaz described as stubborn remnants of his makeup, which she had difficulty removing.

  • Draxiar

    Golf trophies? I’m sure he had them made and didn’t win a damn thing.

    • swift_4

      “I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.” – Demetri Martin

      • Draxiar

        Ha! That’s the spirit!

  • muselet

    I stand corrected. This may be the perfect story for the Trump era.

    –alopecia

  • katanahamon

    We’ve all known this for years. When will the media catch up and grill him on all this stuff? Why is he allowed to lie and cheat and grift and steal and never be held accountable? Hillary was the most qualified and intelligent person to ever run for President,yet we end up with this..criminal? It’s beyond hypocrisy, beyond disgusting…