Donald Trump is the epitome of a hypocrite – saying one thing and then always doing the other. For example, his lavish South Florida resort Mar-a-Lago recently filed an application to allow them to hire an additional 40 foreign guest workers because they allegedly can’t find Americans willing to work there. Trump’s cult followers need to understand what’s actually happening, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.


Donald Trump, the immigrant-hating President of the United States, his summer or, excuse me, winter White House … Whatever he wanted to call it. I forget at this point, because I honest-to-God don’t care.

Nonetheless, Mar-a-Lago, South Florida. They just filed an application to hire an additional 40 guest workers from foreign countries.

Now, this happens at the same time that Donald Trump is out there, telling us that immigrants are what’s wrong with this country. He’s come up with plans to actually strip actual U.S. citizens of their citizenship, so that he can send them off to other countries.

He’s ending the program by which foreigners can come into the United States, serve in our military, risk their lives to protect this country, and then they become citizens. He’s ending that, because he hates immigrants so much. But when he finds out that he can actually make more money by hiring foreign labor, he is all for it.

Because it’s not just Mar-a-Lago, and their additional 40 permits, that they’re trying to get. It’s Trump Golf Club, in Westchester: 14 foreign guest workers. Trump Winery in Charlottesville: 23 foreign guest workers.

Let’s be 100% honest here: there’s absolutely nothing whatsoever wrong with bringing in foreign guest workers. That’s great. That’s what we should be doing, in some instances, in some industries that need the extra workers that Americans just refuse to do, or they can’t do, or whatever it is.

We need them to come here and work, to help keep things running in this country. But the problem is, you can’t go out there, tell us how evil every single immigrant is, but then, when our backs are turned, go over and say, “Hey, I need a lot more of those immigrants. You got any more lying around? I need some staff in Mar-a-Lago, I need some in the winery, I need some in the golf club. Ah, what you got?”

You can’t have it both ways, Mr. Trump., and here’s the thing: I don’t think you actually hate immigrants. And that probably stings to hear, doesn’t it, MAGA-heads? But that’s the truth. Trump has no problem with immigrants, because he sees them as a means to an end, as a true psychopath does with human beings. That is how psychopaths view people: as a means to an end. They are tools.

In this case, foreign guest workers are tools for Donald Trump to make more profit. He pays them less, he doesn’t give them any benefits, he gets more money. End of story.

He doesn’t hate immigrants. He only says these things, and does these things, because … Well, part of it’s because he hates them, but the biggest reason is because he knows that his base hates them. He knows that he has ridden his entire political year, two years at this point, on hatred of others. The others; non-white people.

And he has to continue it. So, he’s going to go out there publicly, continue to attack immigrants, tell us that all of them are MS-13, and that a vote for Democrats is a vote for MS-13. And as soon as he thinks people aren’t paying attention, he’s going to be back to filling out those applications for more guest workers, because those are the easiest people for the Trump Organization to take advantage of.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced