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Canadian worker flies Mexican flag on Trump building

  • In this Saturday, April 2, 2016 photo posted on Facebook by Diego Reyna, Reyna poses with Mexico's flag behind him atop Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada. The Mexican-born Canadian construction worker said he hung Mexico's flag atop the building over the weekend to remind the billionaire who built the tower. (Ramos Alfonso via AP)

    In this Saturday, April 2, 2016 photo posted on Facebook by Diego Reyna, Reyna poses with Mexico's flag behind him atop Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada. The Mexican-born Canadian construction worker said he hung Mexico's flag atop the building over the weekend to remind the billionaire who built the tower. (Ramos Alfonso via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Saturday, April 2, 2016 photo posted on Facebook by Diego Reyna, Reyna poses with Mexico's flag behind him atop Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada. The Mexican-born Canadian construction worker said he hung Mexico's flag atop the building over the weekend to remind the billionaire who built the tower. (Ramos Alfonso via AP)

    In this Saturday, April 2, 2016 photo posted on Facebook by Diego Reyna, Reyna poses with Mexico's flag behind him atop Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada. The Mexican-born Canadian construction worker said he hung Mexico's flag atop the building over the weekend to remind the billionaire who built the tower. (Ramos Alfonso via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Mexican-born construction worker says he hung his native country's flag high above Vancouver to remind Donald Trump that his compatriots built a 63-storey tower that carries the billionaire's name.

Diego Reyna has drawn the attention of international media after hanging a Mexican flag atop the Trump International Hotel and Tower over the weekend and recording a 43-second video that said the building wouldn't exist without immigrants.

In the video he says Mexicans performed everything from drywall to concrete finishing on the project. During his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Trump has been criticized after suggesting some Mexicans entering the U.S. are murderers and rapists.

Reyna says said in a separate Facebook post that Mexicans didn't steal or rape but just did the best work they possibly could.