As we all know, President Trump and San Juan’s Mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz, simply don’t get along. If you recall, Cruz took to national TV begging for more aid from the United States in wake of Hurricane Maria. Trump apparently didn’t like Cruz calling for more aid than what had been given to her and her country, and resorted to his commonly used Twitter attacks to essentially show his displeasure with her remarks. On Saturday 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.”
Cruz responded by saying that she was merely asking for additional help and wasn’t saying anything about President Trump. Then last night, in an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Cruz fired back at Trump not only with words, but with quite the epic t-shirt as well. The shirt, as you can see in the video below, simply read, “NASTY”, in response to Trump’s tweet which called her just that.
— Al Punto Univision (@AlPunto) October 4, 2017
“Number one, what I said to the president is that this is about saving lives, this is not about politics,” Cruz stated (translation). “There are people who do everything for a calculative political motive. My only motive is a human motive. We’re talking about life or death! One of the expressions that the president used to describe me… I was a ‘nasty mayor. When it bothers somebody that you’re asking for drinking water, medicine for the sick and food for the hungry, that person has much deeper problems than what we can discuss in an interview. What really is nasty is showing your back to the Puerto Rican people.”
This isn’t the first time that President Trump accused a woman of being “nasty”. You may recall him doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton, when calling Clinton a “nasty woman” during the 2016 presidential debates — a statement which American women have since used to oppose Trump. In reality it seems as though Trump refers to any woman who he is afraid of or intimidated by as a “nasty” woman.
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