Choose Your Trump Reality

Donald Trump is still on vacation, golfing at his New Jersey resort, because the White House is being renovated— “it’s a dump.”

His tweeting hasn’t taken a holiday.

Trump wants us to believe this rhetoric, he is working on this from the golf course. He wants to develop a workforce, even though he hired a Secretary of Education who is anti-education—Betsy Devos. Okay Donald, tell us another one.

Naturally Trump is taking credit for this. He posted it on his twitter page like a trophy. 

I don’t buy it, because I know Trump and Ivanka brand products are manufactured in: China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Honduras, Vietnam, and South Korea, to name a few.

Additionally, I have not forgotten July 2017, the Department of Homeland Security raised the cap on H-2B visas for foreign guest workers from 66,000 visas per year to 81,000. Trump lifted the cap then immediately asked for some of those H-2B visas for himself, to bring in 76 more foreign workers. The hundreds he already has working for him don’t suffice because business is good. Trump Hotel Washington D.C. alone has seen a 192% increase in profits since Trump took office, earning $19.7 million in the first three months of his term.

These H-2B Visa allow businesses to bring in unskilled labor from other countries to work for low wages in the hospitality industry: hotels, ski resorts, golf courses, etc., to fill jobs as bartenders, pool attendants, landscapers, chefs, cooks, restaurant hostesses, housekeepers, and servers. 

Homeland Security raised the limit to protect companies from “suffering irreparable harm” because they can’t find enough American workers to fill these temporary jobs. Unemployed Americans living near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach Florida, and his Washington D.C. Hotel would disagree.

Don’t misunderstand me, Trump hasn’t increased the H-2A visa program which allows for seasonal farmworkers to be brought in to harvest crops, even though the agriculture industry desperately needs help. In fact he has deported countless farm workers, allowing millions of dollars in crops to rot in fields before they can be picked for lack of labor. I am afraid to think how this will be reflected in grocery store produce prices. 

Additionally, he has not expanded the H-1B visa program, which allows for highly skilled workers in the tech industry, although they are needed.

Trump, on his golf vacation in New Jersey, shoots off some tweets to accept credit for a job well done (by a man from a prior administration), and we are supposed to forget that he and his entourage are about to be indicted on charges ranging from money laundering, to collusion, to sex trafficking. 

The attempts at distraction are an organized effort between Russia, North Korea, Trump, and now Venezuela. Trump vacations, but the propaganda machine is hard at work. Don’t run out and buy your WWIII survival kit just yet. The threat…it isn’t real. 

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