In the debate last night, Rubio blasted Trump when discussing illegal immigration. Rubio said “You’re the only person on this stage that’s ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally…He hired workers from Poland and he had to pay a million dollars.” Trump immediately responded with “That’s wrong. Totally wrong.”
Well, it looks like that’s totally right. In 1980, a company hired by Trump for a demolition to make way for the Trump tower hired undocumented illegal Polish immigrants for $4 an hour. There was a lawsuit, and Trump lost. He appealed and dragged it through the courts for decades before settling out of court for an undisclosed sum.
While Rubio should be applauded for calling out Trump and urging the American people to just “Google Trump polish workers,” he wasn’t 100% accurate in his accusation. A company that was hired by Trump, Kaszycki & Sons Contractors, actually did the hiring of the undocumented workers, not Trump himself. While a judge found in favor of “The Polish Brigade,” the amount of money paid is undisclosed, so Rubio’s claim of “a million dollars” is unlikely to be true.