San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz continues to be the voice of hope for Puerto Rico. She recently shot back at President Trump by sporting a “nasty” t-shirt on live television.
At a September 29 press conference Cruz pleaded with the POTUS for more assistance to the ravaged island.
“We are dying here. And I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles. So, Mr. Trump, I am begging you to take charge and save lives. After all, that is one of the founding principles of the United States of North America. If not, the world will see how we are treated not as second-class citizens but as animals that can be disposed of. Enough is enough.”
Naturally Trump took to his favorite social media platform to send a snarky response rather than show empathy. “The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump” he tweeted.
The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
During a recent interview with Univision the mayor boldly stated the wardrobe choice was intentional and a direct response to his slander. “When someone is bothered by someone claiming lack of drinking water, lack of medicine for the sick and lack of food for the hungry, that person has problems too deep to be explained in an interview. What is really nasty is that anyone would turn their back on the Puerto Rican people” she explained in Spanish.
This comes right after what many saw as a horrific visit to Puerto Rico by the President on Tuesday where the executive in chief was throwing rolls of paper towels into the crowd.
Cruz saw his stop as nothing more than a public relations opportunity that was in poor taste from start to finish. “This was a PR, 17-minute meeting. There was no exchange with anybody, with none of the mayors,” Cruz said. “And in fact, this terrible and abominable view of him throwing paper towels and throwing provisions at people, it really—it does not embody the spirit of the American nation, you know?”
You can view Cruz’s Spanish interview below.
— Al Punto Univision (@AlPunto) October 4, 2017
Via Raw Story
Photo: Univision Screen Capture