Oliver Willis

‘Trump Polish Workers’ Trends After GOP Debate

The phrase ‘Trump Polish Workers’ trended after the Republican debate when candidate Marco Rubio told viewers to Google the phrase.

Behind it is a story about Polish workers used by Donald Trump to construct one of his buildings, Trump Tower, instead of American workers:

“Eighteen years ago, Wojciech Kozak helped build Trump Tower, the skyscraper jewel in Donald J. Trump’s real-estate empire. Today, Mr. Kozak recalls that time with nightmare memories of backbreaking 12-hour shifts and of being cheated with 200 other undocumented Polish immigrants out of meager wages and fringe benefits.

”We worked in horrid, terrible conditions,” Mr. Kozak said of the six months he spent in 1980 wielding a sledgehammer and a blowtorch in demolishing the Bonwit Teller Building on Fifth Avenue to make way for Trump Tower. ”We were frightened illegal immigrants and did not know enough about our rights.”[READ MORE]