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Letters to the Editor

How do our senators plan to defend the President?

From Steven Pokorny

Urbandale

President Trump rants on and on about the flood of illegal aliens into the U.S. Yet, repeatedly, we have had many news reports that more than a few illegal aliens were hired to work at Trump’s country clubs. Some of these illegals had been working at his clubs for many years. Some still are employed at his clubs as revealed in the April 30 edition of the Washington Post.

The article reports on how Trump has been exploiting the labor of illegals employed at his Westchester Golf and Country Club. His club managers have consistently demanded that these illegals work off the clock, sometimes for many hours, presumably to keep their jobs, but more probably, to avoid deportation. Even the worst offenders among Iowa’s corporate farm owners who have knowingly hired illegal aliens have not resorted to such unscrupulous and, frankly, inhumane tactics that are nothing short of extortion. These are the coercive schemes of gangsters, not presidents.

But Sen. Joni Ernst and Sen. Chuck Grassley continue to support and defend this man and his behaviors. When they are asked at upcoming town meetings in Iowa about Trump’s hypocritical behaviors, how do they plan to defend them?

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