There are workers “possibly of Mexican descent” readying Donald Trump’s gravesite at a golf course he owns in New Jersey, according to a report on Wednesday by Fox Business Network.
Fox correspondent Charlie Gasparino reported that he talked with anonymous members of the golf club who said workers preparing the gravesite for the real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate in Bedminster, New Jersey “appeared to be of South American and possibly of Mexican descent.”
Trump came under fire during his campaign when he described Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and drug dealers during his presidential announcement speech. The comments led multiple companies to pull out of business deals with Trump and also may have contributed to his rise to the top of the Republican primary polls.
Trump is planning to travel on Thursday to the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas for a tour with U.S. border patrol agents.
On Wednesday afternoon, Gasparino also talked about his sourcing for the Trump story on-air during “Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman.” He said he was recently “having dinner with some Wall Street guys who play at the course” and they started talking about the gravesite.
“They said it was odd what looks like South American men or Mexican immigrants excavating the land around the area, and (I) asked them what do you think they’re doing?” Gasparino told Claman “And I have not confirmed whether they are Mexican or not.”
“Or illegal,” Claman added.
A Trump spokesman, Ed Russo, confirmed to Fox Business that the real estate mogul was having the gravesite built “behind the first tee.”
“Donald Trump has received approval from the township of Bedminster, the county of Somerset, and the state of New Jersey to build a private cemetery for him and his family,” Russo told the channel.
But he also denied that “Mexican immigrants” were involved in the construction.
“No, there are no Mexican immigrants building anything,” Russo told Fox. “There has been some minor grading to make sure the site drains properly, but there has been no work at the site specifically for the cemetery dedicated to Mr. Trump and family.”
The 2016 presidential candidate received approval from several entities, including the state of New Jersey, to build a private cemetery at his 36-hole golf course, according to the report.
Watch Gasparino’s on-air appearance below: