MSNBC panel calls it a joke that Trump's Mar-a-lago makes an active effort to hire American workers
Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago (Photo: Screen capture)

President Donald Trump might tell his supporters that he is all about supporting America and the American worker, but the facts point to a different conclusion.


MSNBC host Kassie Hunt welcomed Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold, who reported Friday that Mar-a-Lago is asking for a pass by the Labor Department to hire 61 workers.

The laws outline that there must be a good-faith effort to find American employees prior to asking for a waiver. Fahrenthold explained that those requirements are considerably less than the average person would think. Mar-a-Lago, for example, has shown that it has tried to recruit American workers with an ad in the Palm Beach Post "where if they're interested to apply by fax."

"Oh!" exclaimed Hunt. "I'm sure many people have a fax this day in age."

"The jobs at Mar-a-Lago are not rocket science jobs," Fahrenthold said. "They're cooks and waiters. There's a lot of people in Florida who may have those qualifications."

He went on to say that Trump's club isn't the only one that does this, most in the area do. Trump being required to make an actual effort or to hire American workers would put him at a financial disadvantage because he'd be required to pay the workers a higher wage.

Watch the full conversation below: