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Construction Worker Puts Mexican Flag on Top of the Trump Tower in Vancouver

April 4th 2016

By:
Danielle DeCourcey

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said a lot of things about Mexicans but that doesn't mean they don't work on his buildings. 

A construction worker on Trump Tower Canada briefly hung a Mexican flag on top of the tall building and posted this picture on Facebook. Under the picture, where he sits on the ledge of the building with the Mexican flag, Diego Reyna posted his reasons for this act of protest. 

WHY DID I PUT A MEXICAN FLAG ON THE ROOF TOP OF TRUMP TOWER VANCOUVER, ??????
Because from the concrete pouring, finishing, drywall, taping, wood forming and general labour, Mexicans were there, building it,
doing good work, 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,
MR Trump, we did our best work, 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, you are not native american, the insults you have said about us, have not changed our work ethics, while working on your tower Mexicans 
didn't steal anything nor raped anyone, we just did the best work we could possibly do, for my ourselves, our families and the future tenants in your building, PLEASE HELP ME SHARE THIS MESSAGE SO IT CAN GET TO MR TRUMP'S NEWS FEED, THANKS !!!

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Trump has made comments in the past connecting Mexican immigrants to sexual assault and drug crimes, according to The Washington Post. He said that Mexico is "not sending they're best." It was also revealed last year that Trump had many undocumented construction workers on his building sites. 

ATTN: also reported Trump's comments about Muslims or lack of comments. At a New Hampshire campaign rally last year in September a Trump supporter asked the candidate a question and made a derogatory statement about Muslim people. "We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims," he said. The man then followed up by asking when we as a country can "get rid of them." Trump did not correct him or admonish him for the comments, causing a storm of controversy.

Trump has also called for an end to Muslim immigration in the U.S. In previous comments, and in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris, he said would be open to requiring Muslims to register in a database and forcing them to carry identification marking their religious beliefs.

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