Billionaire and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump recently pushed for the banishment of some of America’s hardest workers — now one Mexican laborer is pushing back.
In a campaign speech in June, Trump was all too clear about his thoughts on Mexican immigrants:
“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems [with them]. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
While Trump’s comments caused several companies to sever ties with him — including NBC, Univision, and Macy’s — the Hispanic community isn’t letting his comments fall to the wayside.
One laborer in particular had a few choice words for Trump when he was asked by a reporter to share his thoughts on the presidential candidate.
“Donald Trump? That son of a gun who says we’re all thieves? Look, bastard, how we rape… these stakes! How we work ourselves to death just to eat.”
The construction worker commented that 30 percent of his wages are taxed and goes on to support and subsidize the American people.
“I make $1,100/week and the government takes $350 to feed your lazy, unemployed drug addicts. The laborer and his colleagues work in 115-degree heat and are “busting their butts in the sun … look at these guys, flooring a mile a minute.”
After the reporter asked the Mexican worker which drug he preferred, he held up his sledgehammer and his hammer and said:
“This is my drug, you bastard! This one’s my drug and this one’s my booze, fool!”
As of 2014, there were 24.2 million foreign-born workers in the U.S. aged 16 and older, making up 16% of America’s total work force.