San Juan Mayor Fires Back With Fashion After Trump Called Her a 'Nasty Mayor', Says His Visit was 'Insulting” – PEOPLE.com
In an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos for Al Punto, Yulín Cruz defined why she harsh phrases for Trump’s go to, saying, “Primary, what I stated to the president is that that is about saving lives, this isn't about politics. There are individuals who do every little thing for a calculative political motive. My solely motive is a human motive.”
“We’re speaking about life or demise,” she added.
Ramos requested Yulín Cruz to clarify why she was carrying a “Nasty” T-shirt, to which she responded, “One of many expressions that the president used to explain me… I was a ‘nasty mayor.'”
“When it bothers anyone that you just’re asking for consuming water, medication for the sick and meals for the hungry, that particular person has a lot deeper issues than what we will focus on in an interview,” she continued.
“What actually is nasty is exhibiting your again to the Puerto Rican folks,” she added.
Being a “nasty lady” grew to become a battle cry for ladies who oppose Trump after he branded presidential opponent Hilary Clinton a “nasty lady” through the election.
The mayor reiterated her feedback about Trump “insulting” the island’s folks on Tuesday in an interview with MSNBC, hours after assembly Trump in a briefing amongst native leaders.
“There was no trade with anyone, with not one of the mayors. And in reality, this horrible, abominable view of him throwing paper towels and throwing provisions at folks, it’s actually — it doesn't embody the spirit of the American nation,” Yulín Cruz stated of the assembly, which she branded nothing however a PR train.
The mayor was referring to Trump throwing paper towels and other supplies at a crowd of Puerto Ricans within a church throughout his tour of the island.
Yulín Cruz additionally touched on the president’s feedback that Puerto Rican officers ought to “be very proud” that the death toll on the island had not grown because it did when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.
“He form of minimized our struggling right here by saying that Katrina was a actual catastrophe, type of implying that this was not a actual catastrophe as a result of not many individuals have died right here,” Yulín Cruz stated. “Properly ? They’re dying. They don’t have the medical assets.”
She added that when she met Trump and shook his hand, she tried to impart how essential it was for aid efforts in Puerto Rico to be performed in an effort to save lots of lives.
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“I stated to him, ‘It’s about saving lives, it’s not about politics,'” she stated. “He didn’t reply.”
The president criticized Yulín Cruz and different Puerto Rican officers for pleading for extra help within the wake of Hurricane Maria.
In September, Trump — whereas at his golf course in New Jersey — lashed out at what he claimed was “poor management potential by the Mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico, who will not be in a position to get their staff to assist” with hurricane aid efforts within the U.S. territory.
Throughout his first go to to the island on Tuesday, Trump created more controversy by saying, “I hate to let you know Puerto Rico, however you’ve thrown our funds a little out of whack, as a result of we’ve spent a lot of cash on Puerto Rico, and that’s effective. We’ve saved a lot of lives.”
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who's of Puerto Rican descent, later made headlines for tweeting that Trump goes “straight to hell” for his feedback.