Workers on a new Trump building in Uruguay are unfazed by Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric, but mess with their lunch, and there's hell to pay.
Construction workers on the Trump Tower building currently under development in South American coastal city Punta del Este, Uruguay went on a short strike last December, reports local media outlet El País. The motive: about a dozen stolen sausages.
While preparing a lunchtime barbecue, workers discovered that 11 chorizos -- pork sausages that are a must-have at any local asado -- were nowhere to be found. In response to the chorizo robbery, the group halted work until the missing meat was located.
A quick and thorough search began, resulting in the eventual discovery of the lost sausages in one of the workers' backpacks. The barbecue recommenced, as did work on Trump Tower.
The development is expected to be completed in 2017 -- provided there are no more meat-based scandals to get in the way.
Juan di Salvo, Sales Director of Trump Tower Punta del Este, confirmed the incident in a phone interview from Buenos Aires, Argentina. "It was real," he said, chuckling, adding that the building's developers were only alerted to the hiccup by the El País report, the source of which he assumed must have been one of the union workers on the job.
Di Salvo works for Fortune International Realty, the Miami-based real estate sales and rental company that has teamed up with Buenos Aires developer YY Development Group to market Trump Tower Punta del Este.
Announced in 2012 at a press conference attended by real-estate-magnate-turned-Republican-frontrunner Trump and his three children, Eric, Ivanka and Donald, Jr., the luxury residential oceanfront building is being spearheaded by Argentine architects Bernardo Dujovne, Silvia Hirsch and Maria Dujovne of Dujovne-Hirsch & Associates.