President Donald Trump's Virginia winery, run by his son Eric, fired at least seven of undocumented workers from their posts at the Virginia winery.
To add insult to injury, the workers—some of whom had worked at the winery for over a decade—were fired right after performing the exhaustive task of harvesting the winery's grapes.
According to an immigration lawyer for one of the fired employees, Trump has known about the workers' immigration status for months, but waited until the brunt of their work was done to fire them:
"Donald Trump has known about these workers for months. He waits until the fields are tended, grapes picked, wine made. He then discards them like a used paper bag. Happy New Year — you're fired."
Reports of undocumented workers at the virulently anti-immigrant president's properties emerged last year.
The move to unceremoniously fire longtime employees right after the hardest period of the season sounded like peak Trump.
This president & his entourage have continuously exploited immigrants, while pandering to their conservative follow… https://t.co/bge0IhVFU8— Eddie J. Mauro for U.S. Senate (@Eddie J. Mauro for U.S. Senate)1577985601.0
Not surprised, and he probably didn’t pay them either: Trump Winery Fired Undocumented Workers — But Only After Gra… https://t.co/jDUdTSnUqy— Jeremy Trotter (@Jeremy Trotter)1577989706.0
Give @realDonaldTrump a break. It's not easy to balance being an immigrant-exploiting billionaire and an immigrant-… https://t.co/b6bHeQ9taJ— Scott McLarty (@Scott McLarty)1577984749.0
Of course they did. https://t.co/xy45BMruN6— Citizen X (@Citizen X)1577852932.0
The trumps are trash https://t.co/piazemYzWh— This.Is.Not.NORMAL (@This.Is.Not.NORMAL)1577820698.0
Typical. The workers were fired after they slaved in the fields. https://t.co/RZCre7ZFjE— Marilyn Good (@Marilyn Good)1577976072.0
It's called hypocrisy...because you know the immigrant thing is just a dog whistle... Trump Winery Fired Undocumen… https://t.co/7Lnzhmc9so— The Documattarian (@The Documattarian)1577973418.0
@KWT62 trumpism at its finest. This is what you vote for https://t.co/hmgGwQI39J— Bobby (@Bobby)1577972921.0
Trump states that he wants restrictions on immigration in public. In private, Trump's businesses have knowingly h… https://t.co/Up7N2d19bM— ~ Beata ~ (@~ Beata ~)1577819531.0
The fact that the president of the United States has demonized immigrants in front of cameras and then exploited th… https://t.co/StlAVO1Q8s— Gabe Ortíz (@Gabe Ortíz)1577819697.0
It's almost like the Trumps aren't trustworthy or something.