- Donald Trump scolded his father-in-law for using his red baseball cap while playing golf, and kicked him off the course in a very public scene, his former housekeepers have said.
- Sandra Diaz and Victorina Morales spoke to the Washington Post about their experience of working at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
- The pair said Melania Trump’s father Viktor Knavs borrowed the cap to play a round of golf in 2013, but when Trump saw he “blew up, and he ordered his father-in-law, in front of other golfers, to remove the hat and get off the course.”
- “The whole world saw what Trump had done to his father-in-law,” Morales said. “[Knavs] was very embarrassed.”
- The anecdote is part of a Post report on how Trump Organization properties have relied on illegal labor for years.
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Donald Trump reportedly scolded his father-in-law for using his baseball cap while golfing, and kicked him off the course in a very public scene.
Sandra Diaz and Victorina Morales were Trump’s personal housekeepers at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and told the Washington Post of its inner workings.
In 2013, Viktor Knavs, the father of Melania Trump, was halfway through a round of golf wearing one of Trump’s discarded red baseball caps, Diaz and Morales told the Post, when the then-property developer noticed.
“When Trump spotted him on the fairway, he blew up, and he ordered his father-in-law, in front of other golfers, to remove the hat and get off the course.”
“Diaz and Morales were in the villa when Knavs returned, threw the hat on the ground and cursed Trump,” the Post wrote, citing their story
“Nobody could wear the red hat but [Trump],” Diaz said.
“The whole world saw what Trump had done to his father-in-law,” Morales added. “[Knavs] was very embarrassed.”
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said: “The assertions made for this story are not only false, they are a disgusting attempt at invading the privacy of the First Family.”
Diaz and Morales say they spoke out to expose the life of their former employer, now the US president.
“How can you know something so big, how someone — who goes on national television and says something — and you know it’s not true,” Diaz told the Post.
“Whether it’s the president or not, you have the responsibility to say no. To pass through this barrier of fear and say no.”
The Post report details how Trump’s properties have long relied on the labor of illegal workers to run smoothly.
The Post interviewed 48 people who say they worked illegally for the Trump Organization at 11 properties across Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.