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Undocumented immigrant worker at Trump golf club lashes out at president’s ‘abuse’: ‘We are tired of the insults’

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Undocumented immigrants who either work or have worked at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey are now going on the record to talk about their experiences working there in interviews with the New York Times.

One of the undocumented immigrants, a woman named Victorina Morales who hails from Guatemala, tells the Times that in the past she has been responsible for making President Donald Trump’s bed and cleaning his toilet.

In fact, she was even given an official certificate of appreciation by the Trump White House for her “outstanding” support in taking care of the president during one of his visits to the resort.

The Times also interviews a woman named Sandra Diaz, another undocumented immigrant who worked at Trump’s golf course from 2010 to 2013, and who tells the paper that at least two of her supervisors knew she was not in the country legally.

“There are many people without papers,” Diaz said of employees working at Trump’s golf club.

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Morales tells the Times that she was motivated to speak up because she was sick of hearing the president attack undocumented immigrants while on the campaign trail.

“We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money,” she said. “We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation.”

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Here’s how Trump hopes to recreate his 2016 presidential win — and how Democrats can send him packing

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Writing for CNN on Saturday, election forecaster Harry Enten explained how President Donald Trump's recent, racist behavior lies in his desire to recreate the same electoral conditions that gave him a victory in 2016 in the presidential election next year.

"The Trump strategy is pretty simple: 1. Drive up the unfavorable ratings of his Democratic rival as he did in 2016 in order to compensate for his own low ratings. 2. Bank on an electoral college/popular vote split as he did in 2016. 3. Use a campaign of racial resentment to drive up turnout even more among groups favorable toward the President," wrote Enten. As he noted, Democrats have excellent odds to flip back Michigan and Pennsylvania, but they will have to work harder to win back any of the other states Trump flipped from the 2012 Obama camp — in particular Wisconsin, which was the closest state after those two.

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US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.

A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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