Donald Trump made headlines last month after he made inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants that led to an assembly line of struggle for the Republican presidential hopeful. What’s worse is that Trump has some of those same immigrants building his upcoming Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., but some of the workers are voicing concerns about Trump’s views.
The Washington Post spoke with several immigrant workers who are hard at work on erecting the luxury hotel in downtown Washington, just mere blocks from the White House and the National Mall. Trump became a new focus of the hotly-contested immigration debate after lumping Mexicans as rapists and criminals barrelling their way into the United States. Not surprisingly, NBC Universal cut its ties with the mogul and it appears those individuals he has been most critical might be considering the same.
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Several of the laborers — who travel to work from as far away as Baltimore or Manassas, Va., every day — fumed at Trump’s comments, saying that they have led honest lives that have allowed them to buy homes and raise U.S.-born children.
“Do you think that when we’re hanging out there from the eighth floor that we’re raping or selling drugs?” Ramon Alvarez, 48, a window worker from El Salvador, said during a break Monday morning just outside the construction site. “We’re risking our lives and our health. A lot of the chemicals we deal with are toxic.”
In response to questions from The Washington Post, Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, issued a statement saying that the company and its contractors followed all applicable U.S. immigration laws when hiring the site’s several hundred workers.
And just when you think Trump couldn’t top his own ridiculousness, he managed to find a way to outdo himself by issuing a lengthy 881-word statement saying that the Mexican government is funneling the worst of its citizens across America’s borders as reported by Business Insider.
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