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This Guy Hung A Mexican Flag At Vancouver's Trump Tower For The Best Reason

A Mexican-Canadian construction worker sent a powerful message to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by hanging the Mexican flag from the roof of the nearly completed Trump Tower in Vancouver, Canada.

The construction worker, Diego Reyna, did so in response to Trump's incendiary rhetoric surrounding Mexican immigrants. When the real estate mogul announced his running for president, for example, he stated,

When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best…

They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

Throughout his campaign, the Republican front-runner continued to make generalizations about Mexicans, which incited controversy and uproar in the US and beyond.

By hanging the Mexican flag, Reyna wanted to send a message of “love and unity” and challenge the negative stereotypes Trump continues to spread, CBC News reports.

Reyna reportedly said,

I put a Mexican flag on the roof of the Trump Tower in Vancouver, just to show that he is benefiting from us and that we are working hard on his projects and that we are not all criminals.

Look at that building, look how beautiful it is… and that is a result of a coordination of all the ethnic groups in Canada.

I've seen every race and every religion working in that building.

The flag, which was hung up on Saturday, was taken down on Sunday. But, it was up long enough for an image of Reyna sitting next to it to spread across social media.

Well done, Mr. Reyna.


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Citations: Mexican flag hung by construction worker at Vancouver's Trump Tower (CBC News), Here's Donald Trump's Presidential Announcement Speech (TIME), 9 Outrageous Things Donald Trump Has Said About Latinos (Huffington Post)

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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