In my latest post I talked about Trumps new immigration stand. Well, here’s something that has just come out and needs airing. As some of you know Trump used illegal Polish immigrants to build Trump Tower. It was discussed in the debates, and Trump continues to say he had no idea the subcontractor had hired illegals.
Time Magazine did some digging through records and court testimony from the relevant time period –and as usual Trump lied. For 36 years he’s denied that this happened with the excuse it was 35 years ago. He doesn’t know who contractors hire.
However, thousands of pages of documents from the case, including reams of testimony and sworn depositions reviewed by TIME, tell a different story. Kept for more than a decade in 13 boxes in a federal judiciary storage unit in Missouri, the documents contain testimony that Trump sought out the Polish workers when he saw them on another job, instigated the creation of the company that paid them and negotiated the hours they’d work. The papers contain testimony that Trump repeatedly toured the site where the men were working, directly addressed them about pay problems and even promised to pay them himself, which he eventually did.
Trump frankly admitted to the fact that he had illegals working on his property. One example–For help, Trump turned to Daniel Sullivan, a 6-ft-5-in., 285-lb. labor consultant, FBI informant and future officer of the Teamsters. “Donald told me he had difficulties…,” Sullivan later testified in the case. “That he had some illegal Polish employees on the job.”
Here’s the worst part about this whole affair. When disputes arose between Trump and his Polish employees about working conditions and back pay (which was severely in arrears) Trump tried to solve the problem by looking into having them deported:
The documents show that after things got ugly over unpaid wages, Trump sought Sullivan’s advice on the workers and their immigration status. At one point, a lawyer for the Poles testified, Trump threatens, through his own lawyer, to call the Immigration and Naturalization service and have the workers deported. When the Labor Dept. launched a probe of the Polish laborers, Trump again called Sullivan for help, asking him to meet the federal investigator at Trump’s office, according to the documents.
This is the worst sort of exploitative and subhuman behavior. If this is true, I hope many worse things than losing this election happen to Trump. Here is Trumps response:
When contacted Aug. 23 by TIME for comment on the documents, Trump replied with an emailed statement. “The laws were totally different thirty five years ago,” he wrote. “The building, Trump Tower, turned out to be one of the most successful and iconic building ever built. Do you have nothing better to write about than a story that is 35 years old and filled with half truths and false information?”
(True, Donald doesn’t know much about half truths, he only knows about whole lies.)
Of course the laws were different then. But human nature wasn’t. But it was illegal then and now to employ illegal immigrants. I’m sure many great edifices have been constructed using labor from illegals but that doesn’t mean that the companies didn’t violate the law. The mere fact that he used these people and failed to pay them on time only to have him threaten to have them deported shows more than words can, just what this man is about. He doesn’t belong in the White House or any other house with decent human beings.