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“There’s a little present for Mr. Trump so that every time you judge us you can think who is building your towers? We are.”
Diego Reyna is a construction worker in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Reyna is one of the people working to build Donald Trump’s new shiny tower in the middle of downtown Vancouver. He decided to remind Trump of who helped build his multi-billion dollar empire: immigrants.
He starts the video by giving viewers a “tour” of the view from atop the tower when he points out a Mexican flag that he placed at the top for the world to see. After all, many of Trump’s towers would not be here today if it was not for the immigrants who built them, and some of those immigrants were undocumented. Heck, even some of his regular employees in the hotels are undocumented immigrants, like Ricardo Aca.
“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 us, to our hard work and out labor,” Reyna says in the video. “There’s a little present for Mr. Trump so that every time you judge us you can think who is building your towers? We are.”
Here is the Facebook post at the center of the story.
Credit: Diego Saul Reyna / Facebook
“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,” Reyna wrote. “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.”