Writer James West interviewed several former Trump Models, who described how the agency had them working in the U.S. illegally, that the agency encouraged them to lie to immigration officials about their status, that they were forced to pay exorbitant fees to the agency, and that they were housed in squalid, packed apartments.
“I was by far the oldest in the house at the ripe old age of 18,” Anna told Mother Jones. “I saw the one-eyed monster pissing on me,” added Kate, another model. “There was a bum pissing on my window, splashing me in my Trump Model bed.”
It’s a strange development since, of course, the cornerstone of Trump’s presidential campaign since its kickoff has been his hardline stance on illegal immigration. So, comedian Seth Meyers—who is no fan of Trump’s—took on the scandal Wednesday night in a Late Night segment he called, “Couple Things.”
“First thing: If you’ve been thinking to yourself, ‘The only way Hillary Clinton can win this election is if it turns out Donald Trump has been keeping underage girls in a basement,’ good news!” joked Meyers, adding, “Are you the ‘Law & Order Candidate’ or the ‘Law & Order: SVU Candidate?’”
Meyers, who famously roasted an infuriated Trump at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, then addressed the issue of Trump’s wife, Melania—whose own immigration status during her modeling days has come into question.
“Side thing: Is Melania cool with this?” asked Meyers. “Because I know that if I were a former model—and your third wife—I’d be a little nervous. That poor woman must keep her Xanax in a Pez dispenser. ‘I have to look at some pictures of butts—it’s for work.’ ‘OK, dear!’”
“Final thing,” he concluded. “Your whole candidacy is built on the single issue of keeping immigrants out of the country. You keep talking about an ‘extreme vetting process.’ Is it ‘Put on this crocheted bikini and stand under a bright light?’ ‘Oh, she’s not a terrorist, she’s a 10!’”