Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE in an interview Sunday dismissed criticism over his hiring of foreign workers.

The Republican presidential nominee was asked on ABC’s “This Week” about a report that his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida wants to hire 78 foreign workers.

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“Should I tell you about it? Mar-a-Lago's a very successful club in Palm Beach, Fla., the Mar-a-Lago Club. And during the season, it's very, very hard to get employees,” he said.

“We interview. And we have a lot of people,” he said when asked why local workers are not hired. “We come with a lot of people. But it's very, very hard to get people in Palm Beach during the Palm Beach season. It's called the Palm Beach Social Season. And what we do is we sometimes have to bring people in.”

Trump also defended overseas production of his clothing products.

“As far as product, our country doesn't make product anymore. You have other countries devalue their currencies. They make it impossible. You look at suits and ties and shirts. You look at steel. You look at so many different things,” he said.

“When I do ties, I bid them out. And I go all over the place. You have companies over in different countries, where they devalue their currency. And they make it impossible for American companies to compete.”