Mexican workers have taken to using inventive ways of responding to the hatred spewed at them from Republican front-runner and Presidential candidate, Donald Trump. In the latest move, a worker hung a Mexican flag from the top of Trump Tower in Vancouver, Canada, while having a friend film him introduce the flag and the fact that responsible and hardworking Mexicans are responsible for the Tower- as they are for so many other such buildings.
Most are well aware of the, er, negative to put it nicely, comments that Trump has made about the Mexican culture and people.
The presidential candidate has asserted that he will build a wall to curb the so-called flow of illegal immigration over the US/Mexico border and that he will not only do that, he will also make the Mexican government pay for it. The Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, of course stated matter-of-factly that Mexico will never pay for such a wall. Nieto even compared Trump to Nazi Germany’s leader Adolf Hitler and Fascist Italy’s leader Benito Mussolini, as others have done.
Trump has also, since the start of his campaign, had harsh words for Mexican people themselves, these sentiments being why a wall is so important to Trump in the first place. He called Mexicans “rapists,” and said that Mexico is “sending over people that have lots of problems … They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime.” (Those comments were made back in June 2015.)
On top of that and his other racist, hateful, and/or misogynistic and sexist comments, Trump suggested about 3 months ago that there should be a universal ban on Muslims entering the United States, in response to terror attacks carried out by Islamic State backers. Among the many responses to these comments, the one from the White House Press Secretary was memorable, which flatly stated that the proposal “disqualifies Trump from becoming President of the United States.”
Back in Vancouver, the worker who was filmed with the flag atop the tower was not the first to have a newsworthy response to Trump’s hate. The video below is from way back when Trump made his first comments in June 2015.
Below, you can watch the video from atop Vancouver’s Trump Tower. The worker’s name is Diego Saul Reyna, and he also made a Facebook post, which, as of Monday afternoon, has over 5,000 shares. The post says, in part, “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.”
Featured Image is a Screenshot from the Video.