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Hanging Mexico’s Flag From Trump Tower Was Only The Beginning. Now He’s Dressing Up As Him

Back in April, Mexican-Canadian Diego Saul Reyna won the hearts of Trump haters and immigrants everywhere when he proudly displayed Mexico’s flag atop Trump Tower in Vancouver. For Reyna – originally from Chiapas, Mexico – flying the Mexican flag wasn’t about vandalism: it was an act of peaceful protest. To explain his reasons, Diego posted this message to his Facebook wall: “From the drywall to the concrete finish to the steel framing to the cleaning and the scrap, this building is standing here today thanks to [immigrants], to our hard work and out labor.”

These days, Reyna is still out protesting, but now he’s doing it dressed as Donald Trump. And Diego’s portrayal of Donald Trump is nothing like the real thing.

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CREDIT: CBCDiego Saul Reyna / INSTAGRAM

Instead of acting like a loud mouthed ego driven buffoon, Diego’s Trump is a good samaritan. Dressed in nice pants, bright red suspenders, a button-up shirt, and a Trump mask, Diego’s Trump waters flowers, cleans up graffiti, sweeps away litter, and cleans off tables. He’s a regular boyscout.

The reactions people give to Diego’s Trump are often mixed.

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CREDIT: DIEGOSAULREYNA / INSTAGRAM

Donald Trump isn’t the most popular person in Canada, so Diego knows there’s some risk involved.

Some congratulate Trump for doing something nice. Others aren’t so happy to see Trump roaming the streets of Canada.

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CREDIT: DIEGOSAULREYNA / INSTAGRAM

No matter how they respond, they all share a common reaction: they’re shocked when they see Trump doing something nice. That’s exactly the point Reyna is trying to make with this social experiment. “It reveals that it’s shocking that he’s doing anything positive, and it shouldn’t be.” Reyna added: “It shouldn’t be shocking that anybody does anything positive.”

In another social experiment, Reyna stood Seattle street corner to see if people would rather hug a Mexican or Donald Trump. Obvs, people loved them some Mexican hugs.

My first social experiment, Would Americans rather hug Donal Trump or a Mexican immigrant ???? watch till the end I was surprised to,

Prefiere la gente en USA habrazar a un imigrante Mexicano o a Donald Trump?? son todos rasistas ??? Fui a estados unidos a averiguar a quien prefiere la gente, veanlo hasta el final y gracias por compartir,
#TRUMP #DUMPTRUMP #KINDNESS #SOCIAL #EXPERIMENT #SEATLE

Posted by Diego Saul Reyna on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CREDIT: DIEGO SAUL REYNA / FACEBOOK

All of Diego Reyna’s experiments are really about empowerment. When Trump first pointed the finger at immigrants, calling them “rapists and criminals,” Diego didn’t know what to do, telling CBC, “I really felt powerless that I’m not able to do anything against somebody so powerful. He’s unreachable.” By dressing up and getting his message out there, he’s been able to turn those feelings of helplessness into a positive experience. Diego left Mexico to find a better life, and all of ours are that much better because of his hard work. Diego really is the embodiment of the immigrant experience.

READ: This Mexican Construction Worker Proudly Displayed A Mexican Flag On Trump’s New Tower

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A Wealthy Couple Cheated Indigenous Peoples In Canada Out Of COVID Vaccines

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A Wealthy Couple Cheated Indigenous Peoples In Canada Out Of COVID Vaccines

Cases of COVID-19 are drastically devastating Indigenous communities across the globe. In Western Canada, this truth is quite alarming particularly because of how the rates have vastly risen in these communities. In fact, according to Canada Public Health and Indigenous Services data, “The rate of reported cases of COVID-19 in First Nations living on reserve is currently 40% higher than the rate in the general Canadian population.” Even more shocking, “The COVID-19 case fatality rate among First Nations living on reserve is about one-third of the case fatality rate in the general Canadian population.”

Still, despite all of this a wealthy Canadian couple had the temerity to lie about their residency and occupation. All in an attempt to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine meant for First Nation residents.

A businessman and his actress wife chartered a private plane to Beaver Creek to get vaccinated.

Rodney Baker, 55, and his wife Ekaterina Baker, 32, flew out to the community in Whitehorse last week. Whitehorse consists of approximately 100 people, most of whom belong to the White River First Nation. Upon arrival, the Bakers allegedly told members of the mobile vaccination clinic that they were employees of the local motel. Once they received their shots they flew back to Whitehorse on their private plane. 

The community became suspicious of the couple and someone eventually reported them to Yukon authorities. Investigating officers were able to track the couple down at the Whitehouse airport according to Yukon’s Minister of Community Services John Streicker.

The Bakers are now facing two charges under Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act.

The charges include failure to self-isolate and failure to abide by a travel declaration. Yukon, where White River First Nation is located, has had a low number of cases per capita compared to the rest of Canada. Anyone who enters the area is supposed to requires anyone entering the territory to quarantine for 14 days. 

According to VICE, “The maximum possible penalty under the act is $500 plus a $75 surcharge per charge—meaning a maximum of $1,150 each—and/or up to six months in jail.”

News of the couple’s actions has led to Rodney Baker’s resignation as CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. According to VICE, “Baker’s former position netted him $10.6 million in salary and compensation in 2019.”

In a statement about the incident, White River Chief Angela Demit said that she was “deeply concerned by the actions of individuals who put our Elders and vulnerable people at risk to jump the line for selfish purposes.” Demit went onto underline the fact that the First Nation community was selected for priority vaccination because of “its high concentration of elderly people, limited access to healthcare, and remote location.”

The Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer has described the Bakers’ “deception” as extremely selfish. 

“It’s the height of selfishness,” Dr. Brendan Hanley said about their behavior.

In a statement about the incident, White River First Nation said in a press release that “White River First Nation is particularly concerned with the callous nature of these actions…as they were in blatant disregard of the rules which keep our community safe during this unprecedented global pandemic.” They also called the penalties that the couple will face insufficient.

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Rihanna Hilariously Took A Jab At Trump While Taking Out The Trash On Inauguration Day— ‘I’m just here to help’

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Rihanna Hilariously Took A Jab At Trump While Taking Out The Trash On Inauguration Day— ‘I’m just here to help’

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Rihanna just proved that she’s capable of just about anything. Last week, the class act proved that she can class up even the trashiest of things. While on a walk to the curb with bags of trash the singer rocked diamonds and a pair of satin pink peep-toe heels and gloves in a pointed jab at former President Trump. 

She might be a star but Rihanna isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty when it comes to taking out the trash on behalf of President Joe Biden.

Last Wednesday, the singer and fashion designer celebrated Biden’s inauguration and Trump’s exit with a silly post on her Instagram page. Dressed in stilettos, the “Love On The Brain” singer carried two bags of garbage out to the curb with a caption that read “I’m just here to help #WeDidItJoe.”

The comment was a clear nod to Vice President Kamala Harris and President Biden’s historic win and their ultimate swearing-in last week.

Dressed in a vintage tee-shirt reading ‘End Racism By Any Means Necessary’ Rihanna threw some shade and the trash away. 

Continuing to throw shade in the caption, Rihanna added: ‘I’m just here to help.’ The singer has proven herself to be an ultimate fan of the Biden-Harris ticket. Last year when they won the election she tweeted about their win writing “The faces of history makers, boundary breakers, and WINNERS!!CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and mostly to the American people!! So much work to do, so much hurt to undo! Let’s GO! I’m so proud of you America!”

Fortunately, it looks like Rihanna is showing no signs of slowing down her celebrations this year.

On Sunday, the Savage x Fenty owner shared a video of herself dancing in a hotel room while sporting some of her own line’s lingerie.

After doing some twerks and showing off a Savage x Fenty dotted mesh skirt, and a set of matching gloves, RiRi gave fans a fun Valentine’s Day champagne toast.

“Cupid could NEVA!” she captioned her post. “#ValentinesDayCountdown.”

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