Trump Hits Rubio as ‘Puppet’ of Pro-Immigration Forces
Donald Trump never misses an opportunity to pounce on someone. He accused Sen. Marco Rubio of being a “puppet” to pro-immigration forces in the United States.
“Lobbyists write the rules to benefit the rich and powerful. They buy off senators like Marco Rubio to help them get rich at the expense of working Americans by using H-1B visas — so called ‘high-tech’ visas — to replace American workers in all sorts of solid middle-class jobs,” the billionaire businessman said.
“Sen. Rubio works for the lobbyists, not for Americans. That is why he is receiving more money from Silicon Valley than any other candidate in this race. He is their puppet,” he added.
“I am further calling on Rubio to return the money he has received from Silicon Valley CEOs and to donate the money to a charity helping unemployed Americans whose jobs Rubio has helped destroy.”
The Hill reports:
Trump also said Rubio lied at the debate about the senator’s plan to protect American workers.
“Yes, Sen. Rubio is incapable of telling the truth. He should be disqualified for dishonesty alone,” he said.
Trump said he would put a stop to H-1B visas that go to workers who take American jobs, which he termed “job theft.”
“It gives Americans the legal right to pass over Americans, displace Americans, or directly replace Americans for good-paying middle class jobs,” he said. “More than 80 percent of these H-1Bs are paid less than the average wage.”
He also called on Disney to “hire back every one of the workers they replaced” with foreign labor.
The company has reportedly hired workers with H-1B visas for IT jobs.
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