Morales and a few other workers are driven to work every day by a company shuttle because the golf course knows they can't legally get a driver's license.
"If she said, "I'm from Guatemala" and he were to say 'are you illegal?' you would attack him for being biased against Hispanics and biased against foreign people", he told Burnett.
Morales, as it turns out, is an undocumented immigrant who entered the United States in 1999.
She said Trump would sometimes give her a $50 or $100 tip.
Trump has made border security a signature issue since he first began his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, by saying: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. We sweat it out and attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation".
The Times reported on Thursday that Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz cleaned at Trump's golf resort Bedminster, New Jersey, for years despite not having proper documentation.
Morales and Diaz approached The New York Times through their New Jersey lawyer, Anibal Romero, who is representing them on immigration matters. Interviewed by the Times, Morales said she was routinely subjected to derogatory comments from a supervisor, and came forward out of anger over Trump's comments likening Central American immigrants to criminals. She says she is applying for asylum and is exploring a lawsuit claiming workplace abuse and discrimination.
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The law was just one point of intersection for Bush and Dole, now 95, who was one of its leading advocates in the Senate. Dog owners also chimed in to insist that six months is more than enough time to foster a close bond with an animal.
Morales told the paper she was hurt by Trump's public comments. The number on the back of the green card that Morales has on file at the golf course does not correspond to the format of numbers used on most legitimate resident cards.
However, Keith Boykin, a former White House aide under the Clinton administration, pointed out Trump's pattern of outsourcing labor for his products and bringing in seasonal workers from across the border to staff his businesses despite his outrage over illegal immigration.
"I ask myself, is it possible that this señor thinks we have papers?"
"We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices,"a Trump Organization spokesperson told the Times".
Her lawyer, Anibel Romero, has called for federal and state investigations into the matter.
Though Cortes then acknowledged that Trump is "aware that those businesses are largely operated that way", he said Morales' act was grounds for her firing.
Morales expects she will have to leave her job as soon as her name and work status are made public. "Why wouldn't he figure it out?"