Ricardo Aca, a buser at the Koi SoHo, in the Trump SoHo, went on camera this week to criticize his restaurant's landlord Donald Trump. During his campaign Trump has called Mexican immigrants rapists, criminals and drug dealers. "I was offended because this is not who we are, this is not who I am, this is not anybody I know who is an immigrant," Aca told the Times.
The video, which Aca made with a friend who is a filmmaker, got 300,000 views in the first 24 hours.
Aca says he knows he could lose his job for posting the video, but "it doesn't make me proud every day to go to work under his name." Aca immigrated when he was 14 and has been able to stay and work through a 2012 program, but still considers himself undocumented. Trump opposes that program, but for the time being says: "He's got a legal work permit. I've heard he does a good job. We thought he was an illegal immigrant at first." But, "I want to check his file." Koi has demanded that the video maker take down the film.