VANCOUVER, Canada — A construction worker’s post on social media after he hung a Mexican flag on the soon-to-be-completed Trump Tower in downtown Vancouver is getting a lot of attention.
Diego Reyna, a Mexican-Canadian, said he pulled off the stunt because he was tired of hearing U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump make insulting remarks about Latino immigrants.
Reyna said in an April 2 Facebook post, 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,
“MR Trump, we did our best work, your tower here in Vancouver is premium quality, and we were a crucial part of it …”
Reyna hung the flag on Saturday and by Sunday, it had been taken down, the CBC reports.
As of Monday afternoon, Reyna’s post has been shared more than 5,000 times on Facebook while also getting more than 5,000 likes.
Holborn Group, the owner of Vancouver Trump building, told the CBC it would not comment on matters related to U.S. politics or Reyna’s stunt while the tower, and others bearing Trump’s name, have become controversial.