Trump Called Her 'Nasty.' This Is Her Response

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz wears T-shirt with that very word during TV interview
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2017 7:45 AM CDT
After Trump Calls Her 'Nasty,' Mayor Gets a Shirt
"Nasty" Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said what she wanted to say with a shirt.   (YouTube)

The back-and-forth between President Trump and Carmen Yulin Cruz continues. The San Juan mayor gave a TV interview Wednesday to offer an update in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and she sported an instantly noticeable wardrobe choice: a black T-shirt with the word "NASTY" sprawled across it in white block letters. Cruz's shirt was a response to Trump tweeting last week that Cruz was "told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump." He repeated the description during a Tuesday interview with Geraldo Rivera for Fox News, saying Cruz was "very nice at the very beginning" but then "went a little bit on the nasty side," CBS News reports. "What is really nasty is that anyone would turn their back on the Puerto Rican people," Cruz retorted to Univision's Jorge Ramos in a Spanish-language interview, per Newsweek.

She added: "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." Vogue picks up on Cruz's fashion trend, noting Cruz wore another message-carrying tee last week with her shirt that said "Help Us We're Dying." Meanwhile, the Hill adds it's not the first time Trump has wielded "nasty" against a female he views as his adversary: He also referred to Hillary Clinton as "such a nasty woman" during one of the presidential debates nearly a year ago. (More Carmen Yulin Cruz stories.)

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