Puerto Rican mayor’s feud with Trump just got NASTY

In case anyone has missed it, T-shirts have become a favorite form of expression in our culture.

As two of the more popular T-shirts — “I’m Sorry I’m Late; I Didn’t Want To Come,” and “I’m Not Like Most Teens; I’m in my 50s”illustrate, long gone are the days when they mosly displayed one’s favorite sports teams — or nothing at all.

San Juan Mayor Yulin Cruz may not show up for FEMA meetings, but she certainly got the memo regarding T-shirt messaging.

Appearing in an interview on Univision with open border enthusiast Jorge Ramos, Ms. Cruz wore a plain black T-shirt with one word in white letters emblazoned across the front: NASTY.

Per the Free Beacon:

“When someone is bothered by someone claiming lack of water for drinking, 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,” Cruz said in Spanish. “What is really nasty is that anyone would turn their back on the Puerto Rican people.”

Trump criticized the mayor and her “poor leadership ability” last weekend, tweeting, “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.”

President Trump’s criticism of the mayor can be found in the following tweet:

He also commented that leaders like her “want everything to be done for them.”

To be fair to the president, it should be acknowledged that Mayor Cruz’s comments aimed both the White House and FEMA — “We are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy” — were kinda nasty, and very inaccurate.

For all the problems currently facing Puerto Rico, a rising death toll as a result of Hurricane Maria is not among them, thank God.

And other leaders on the island — including Puerto Rico’s governor — have thus far mostly praised the federal relief effort.

But the mayor has continued her rampage after the president’s visit on Tuesday, Politico reports:

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, strongly denounced Donald Trump Tuesday night after the president visited the island, calling him the “miscommunicator in chief” and “insulting.”

“He was insulting to the people of Puerto Rico,” Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Tuesday night on MSNBC hours after meeting Trump face-to-face at a briefing with Puerto Rican leaders and the president. Beyond the briefing, Trump also toured damaged areas and helped distribute supplies, flicking paper towels into a crowd with the motion of a jump shot in basketball. All of it, Cruz said, was disingenuous.

Meanwhile, asked about his visit,

Trump said Cruz had “come back a long way” toward approving the federal government response, which he continued to describe as excellent. Wednesday morning, Trump wrote that he had spent a “a great day in Puerto Rico yesterday,” adding that “while some of the news coverage is Fake, most showed great warmth and friendship.”

Looks like he’s trying to end the arguments, even as she ups her attacks.

It’s doubtful that Mayor Cruz is unaware that “nasty” has been a progressive feminist buzzword since Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton “a nasty woman” during one of their debates.

If that’s so, and Mayor Cruz is falling back on her gender as a defense against the president’s criticism of her, then she should consider a T-shirt with another inscription: WEAK.

[Note: This post was written by dk. Find him online at the African American Conservatives (AACONS) website or AACONS on Twitter and Facebook]

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