Donald Trump defends his hiring of foreign workers at his Palm Beach, Fla., club, Mar-a-Lago, saying it’s “very, very hard to get employees.”
In an interview aired Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” Trump says it’s tough to hire during “the Palm Beach social season.”
“Should I tell you about it? Mar-a-Lago’s a very successful club in Palm Beach, Florida, the Mar-a-Lago Club. And during the season, it’s very, very hard to get employees,” he said.
“We interview — and we have a lot of people. We come with a lot of people. But it’s very, very hard to get people in Palm Beach during the Palm Beach season. … And what we do is we sometimes we have to bring people in.”
He also defended overseas production of his clothing products.
“It is very, very hard for our companies to compete, because other company — other countries — and it’s really the countries, other countries take advantage of us,” he said.
“As far as product, our country doesn’t make product anymore,” he said. “You have other countries devalue their currencies. They make it impossible. You look at suits and ties and shirts. You look at — steel. You look at so many different things.”