Trump's Undocumented Golf Club Housekeepers Speak Out

Elias Hubbard
December 7, 2018

And they say they're not the only ones.

An undocumented immigrant who makes President Trump's bed at one of his golf clubs is speaking out against him.

Undocumented immigrants who worked as housekeepers at President Donald Trump's National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, have revealed details of their time serving the president and his guests.

He has spent many weekends at the Bedminster course since his election two years ago.

When reached by Yahoo News, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's office declined to comment on whether it would investigate the claims made by Romero's clients.

Morales' story is corroborated by Sandra Diaz, a legal resident of the US who worked at Bedminster for years while she was still an undocumented worker from Costa Rica.

Her immigration status apparently didn't matter to "at least two supervisors" at Bedminster, Morales says. Sandra Diaz, a 46-year-old woman from Costa Rica, also told the Times that she was employed as an undocumented immigrant at the club between 2010 and 2013. She also shared with the Times that the president was particular about having his items, as well as Melania's and Barron's, washed with a "special detergent" in a washing machine separate from the rest of the club's residents.

The women approached the paper through their lawyer to tell of their time working for Trump, and how they landed jobs by using fake Social Security numbers and green cards.

Morales told the paper she was hurt by Trump's public comments.

Conservative immigration views and undocumented employees have not mixed well for politicians in the past: A similar revelation proved damaging to Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign. The president railed against illegal immigrants in the "caravan" during the campaign, and has referred to an "infestation" of immigration. The native Guatemalan woman endured comments from a supervisor who attacked her intelligence and appeared to hold her immigration status over her head.

Victorina Morales, a native of Guatemala, told the newspaper she had crossed into the U.S. illegally in 1999 and was hired at the club in 2013 as a housekeeper using phony documentation. She described Trump in the article as "demanding but kind" who occasionally offers good tips, but she also says she's exhausted of Trump's anti-Latin American comments and similar remarks a supervisor has made about her. "We sweat it out and attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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