Illegal immigrant 'made Donald Trump's bed and dusted his golf trophies'

Nick Allen
Donald Trump at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey where an illegal immigrant claims to have cleaned his room - Reuters

A maid last night claimed to have been working at one of Donald Trump's golf resorts, personally interacting with the president, while in the United States illegally.

Victorina Morales, said she had made Mr Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet, and "dusted his crystal golf trophies" during five years working at the club.

The self-declared illegal immigrant told the New York Times she was from Guatemala and had sneaked across the US-Mexico border in 1999.

According to her account she later obtained fake documents, using them to obtain a job at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, in 2013.

Mr Trump made a crackdown on illegal immigration one of the central planks of his campaign and presidency.

He has spent many weekends at the Bedminster course since his election two years ago.

Ms Morales claimed she had cleaned the president's villa while he was in it watching TV, and watched cabinet ministers arriving for interviews.

She told the New York Times that Mr Trump had been "demanding but kind," and had given generous tips of up to $100.

In July she was given a certificate from the White House Communications Agency for her "outstanding" support.

Another woman, Sandra Diaz, 46, told the newspaper she had also worked at the golf club while illegally in the country.

Ms Diaz said she was from Costa Rica and worked illegally between 2010 and 2013, later becoming a legal resident.

The two women approached the New York Times through their lawyer because they objected to Mr Trump's public comments about illegal immigrants.

Ms Morales told the newspaper: "We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us, when he knows that we are here helping him make money.

"We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation."

There was no suggestion Mr Trump was aware the women were illegal immigrants.

A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, which owns the golf resort, said: "If an employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law they will be terminated immediately."

The White House declined to comment.