Trump's Vegas Employees Rally Against Him: 'He Needs To Respect Us As People'


A series of protests went down outside the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas on Wednesday, hours before the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

There were people from a variety of organizations – both pro-Trump and anti-Trump, as well as pro-Clinton.

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There were bagpipes, because why not?

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A "wall" was constructed right outside of the Trump International, as a message to Trump that people reject his call for a wall between Mexico and the United States, paid for by Mexico. It was a wall to keep Trump out of the White House, protesters said.

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People signed the wall in support of the anti-wall sentiments and left messages for Trump.

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There was a glorious "wall" of taco trucks, calling back to Trump's comment that there would be taco trucks "on every corner" if Clinton won the presidency.

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The main anti-Trump protest was led by Trump's own employees from the Trump International hotel.

It was organized by the Culinary Union, which has been fighting with the Republican presidential nominee since before he became the Republican presidential nominee.

Trump hotel workers voted to unionize last year, but Trump has yet to meet for negotiations or sign contracts on it.

Bethany Kahn, spokesperson for the union, said,

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Kahn said she's not intimidated by Trump's status as a presidential candidate. She told Elite Daily,

Carmen has been working at the Trump International for four years as a guest room attendant cleaning rooms.

She told Elite Daily,

Above all, Carmen said, the workers were protesting for "respect" from Trump.

Kahn echoed this. She said she would tell Trump,

Carmen was one of many Trump hotel workers wearing a pageant sash reading "Ms. Housekeeping."

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This referred to allegations that Trump called a former Miss Universe from Venezuela "Miss Housekeeping," based on racial stereotypes.

Although Carmen was there protesting for her own rights as a Trump hotel employee, she worried about what he might be as a president, especially as she has a daughter and granddaughter. She said,

The presidential debate is being held on Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The election is on November 8.

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Citations: Huffington Post