Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump became irritable when pressed on immigration by CNN host Anderson Cooper on Wednesday.
Trump did not appreciate Anderson Cooper’s line of questions surrounding the construction crew he hired to build his Trump Tower in Manhattan back in 1975.
The CNN host asked about a court case that Trump settled in 1999 surrounding 200 illegal Polish immigrants alleging they were paid less than minimum wage back for their work in 1975.
“I hired a contractor,” Trump replied about the Trump Tower construction crew. “Anderson, I hire a contractor. The contractor then hires the subcontractor. They have people. I don’t know — I don’t remember, that was so many years ago, 35 years ago they said we had some illegal immigrants.”
A report on Monday by the Washington Post claimed Trump has employed illegal immigrants on current hotel projects, which was also brought up by Cooper.
According to Business Insider, The Post’s Antonio Olivo talked to 15 of the workers, some of whom “acknowledged that they remain in the country illegally.”