In behavior that could be described as discordant at best and utterly hypocritical at worst, President Donald Trump—via his Mar-a-Lago resort and another Florida golf course— applied for 76 worker visas during July’s “Made in America Week.”
The result? Palm Beach‘s Mar-a-Lago has now been given permission to hire 70 maids, servers and cooks for the 2017-2018 season. (It would seem that building walls is not so desirable from a hiring perspective!)
Sen. Marco Rubio was famously critical of the practice at the expense of domestic employment and called out the president-to-be in a March 2016 presidential debate. Indeed, Trump himself was critical of Ford Motor and Carrier Corp. for doing the same.
“It’s very, very hard to get people,” he offered by way of meager defense. “Other hotels do the exact same thing.”
With unemployment in Palm Beach County at a mere 3.6% as of September, the president may have a rare point.