This Woman Helped Build Trump Tower. Here’s Why She Marched.

By Barbara A. Res Barbara A. Res started working in construction in 1971. Between 1980 and 1984, she helped build NYC’s Trump Tower. Res attended the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 with a sign that said “I Am The Woman Who Built Trump Tower,” paired with a photo of her working on Trump Tower. The 67-year-old told The Huffington Post she attended the march to protest President Donald Trump’s positions on women’s issues. “I think that what came out of these marches is the message that women are ready to put up a fight for many things,” Res said. Below Res recounts the experience in her own words. Barbara A Res It took me almost 8 hours to get home. But it was worth it. I went to the March on Saturday, with my child, Res, who had made me a humongous sign which read on the front, I am the woman who built Trump Tower, and Not My President on the back. I went for a lot of reasons, mainly to express solidarity with women and the men who support our efforts to secure equal rights for everyone. However, in truth, I was protesting the presidency of Donald Trump and everything he stands for. I was like everyone else, except for one thing. Trump exploited his employing me. He claimed he “broke the glass ceiling” by hiring me. He declared that he did wonders for me, and when I came out against his candidacy, he tweeted that I was “nasty,” and at a press conference, he said I was dangerous and a terrible person. But even after that, his daughter bragged about hiring me, while his controlled media and supporters made me into a villain and a turncoat. I had been working for the general contractor on the Grand Hyatt Hotel when Trump picked me. I was an engineer with many years in construction and a very bright future. Trump told me when he hired me...

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