San Juan, Puerto Rico’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, held nothing back when talking to Stephen Colbert on CBS’s The Late Show. She said Donald Trump is not a good president and was inducted into Colbert’s ‘Trump Attacked Me On Twitter’ Hall of Fame.
Cruz received the award and joked about how proud she was to receive it. The mayor referenced the time Trump threw paper towels at a Puerto Rican crowd, and also nominated the man that deleted Trump’s Twitter account for a Nobel Peace Prize.
“I hope he’s a better golf player than he is a president because he surely isn’t a good president,” Cruz said in her acceptance speech. To be attacked by the president is a badge of courage because it means that we’re all different than he is.”
She continued by joking about Trumps 3 AM Twitter meltdowns, telling him to go to sleep instead because the world is a better place without him. Fearless as usual, Cruz didn’t stop there, saying that Trump hurt Puerto Rico but that they would make it with or without him.
During the actual interview with Stephen Cobert, Mayor Cruz spoke more about the island’s current conditions, saying Trump has not lived up to his job. She does not think the White House’s tax reform would help the situation in Puerto Rico.
“President Trump has not been up to the standards that this country deserves,” said Cruz. “The American people have such a big heart, and that contrasts with the American president that has such a big mouth.”
Cruz gifted Stephen Colbert with a shirt that reads NASTY. San Juan’s mayor took an indirect shot at Trump by gifting Colbert the shirt, since one of the President’s tweets against Cruz said that the Democrats forced her to be nasty to Trump.
In her comical acceptance speech for the Hall of Fame of those attacked by Trump on Twitter, she said everybody has a reason to be nasty to him. Her reason for being nasty is because she says Trump is nasty to everybody he talks about.
Seventy days have passed since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and a significant portion of the island’s infrastructure is still in utter disarray. The death toll is at 58, while over 200,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since the disaster.
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