This Construction Worker Flew a Mexican Flag From the Roof a Trump Tower in Vancouver

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A construction worker in Canada drew attention to Donald Trump’s hypocrisy with one simple photo. Mexican-Canadian Diego Reyna hung a Mexican flag off a still incomplete Trump Tower building in downtown Vancouver. He posted an image of himself in front of the flag.

“I put a Mexican flag on the roof of the Trump Tower in Vancouver, just to show that he is benefitting from us and that we are working hard on his projects and that we are not all criminals,” Reyna said, according to CBC News.

Trump launched his political career by insulting Mexicans – who he called drug dealers and rapists – and undocumented immigrants. However, Trump has benefitted from the work of undocumented workers. In between 1979 and 1980, Trump hired a contractor to tear down a building in midtown Manhattan, according to Politifact. The contractor hired members from a union, as well as 200 undocumented workers from Poland.

Someone removed Reyna’s flag on Sunday, but by then, his words had already spread. “From the concrete pouring, finishing, drywall, taping, wood forming and general labour, Mexicans were there, building it, doing good work,” he wrote on Facebook. “The comments Trump has made about us did not stop us from doing the high-quality work we have always done in our home country or when we migrate to the US/Canada… Your tower here in Vancouver is premium quality, and we were a crucial part of it, not just Mexicans but immigrants as a whole, like your ancestors were…”

Unfortunately, I don’t think Trump is going to get the message.

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