The Trump Tower in Vancouver received its most promising update yet over the weekend: the Mexican flag. Diego Saul Reyna, who works as a steel framer, took the flag to the top of the building in protest of Donald Trump's consistently disgusting attacks on immigrants and shared the empowering image on Facebook:
"I'm not concerned about Trump rising to power," Reyna told the Huffington Post Canada on Sunday. "I'm concerned about his values and his points of view extending to our country." Reyna, who does not work at the Trump Tower site, became a Canadian resident in 2011. "This flag was a reminder that in Canada we are united and Mexicans are not criminals," Reyna said. "We are bringing positive things into society."
Though the flag was eventually removed from the Trump Tower property, the message still stands: Donald Trump's rhetoric presents a real threat to immigrants in America and abroad. After all, Trump kicked off his presidential bid last year with the suggestion that all Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug dealers.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump told an eerily excited audience last June, according to a transcript from the Washington Post. "They're not sending you. 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." The comments, of course, quickly spread across the political discussion before reaching total saturation, at which point Trump simply started doubling down in an attempt to continue appealing to the generally less-educated portion of GOP voters.