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Employees at Trump's California golf course say he wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough

Donald Trump poses next to the 11th hole at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes in 2005. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Donald Trump poses next to the 11th hole at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes in 2005. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Donald Trump wanted only the pretty ones, his employees said.

After the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes opened for play in 2005, its world-famous owner didn’t stop by more than a few times a year to visit the course hugging the coast of the Pacific.

When Trump did visit, the club’s managers went on alert. They scheduled the young, thin, pretty women on staff to work the clubhouse restaurant  — because when Trump saw less-attractive women working at his club, according to court records, he wanted them fired.

"I had witnessed Donald Trump tell managers many times while he was visiting the club that restaurant hostesses were 'not pretty enough' and that they should be fired and replaced with more attractive women,” Hayley Strozier, who was director of catering at the club until 2008, said in a sworn declaration. 

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