Trump on Visa Program He Uses: 'Very, Very Bad for Workers'

But 'I'm a businessman, and I have to do what I have to do'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2016 9:16 PM CST
Donald Trump speaks during the Republican presidential debate Thursday in Florida.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

(Newser) – Donald Trump admitted a business program he takes advantage of is "very, very bad for workers" and "shouldn't be allowed" during Thursday's Republican debate in Florida, the Hill reports. According to CNN, Trump's modeling agency uses the H-1B visa program. It's a program that allows US businesses to hire nonimmigrant aliens with special skills who otherwise wouldn't be allowed to work in the US. "I know the H-1B very well, it's something that I, frankly, use," Trump said during the debate. But after Marco Rubio defended H-1B visas, Trump condemned the program, Politico reports. He excused his use of a program he himself claims is bad for Americans by saying, "I'm a businessman, and I have to do what I have to do." In response, Rubio called Trump "clueless on so many issues." (Read more Republican debate stories.)

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