San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz was awarded with a “Trump Attacked Me on Twitter” award by “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.
“To get this and to be attacked by the president is a badge of courage because it means we’re all different than he is,” she said in a video clip posted Wednesday. “It means we care about people. It means we think about what we say.”
“You threw paper towels at us, Mr. President, and you thought you were going to be funny,” she said. “Well you weren’t funny. And the world saw you for what you are: a bully.”
The “Nasty to Trump” Mayor of San Juan, @CarmenYulinCruz, gives some advice to the President during her “Trump Attacked Me on Twitter” Hall of Fame induction. #LSSC #PuertoRico pic.twitter.com/qVyEirOIF5— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) November 30, 2017
President Trump and Cruz sparred on Twitter after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico earlier this year and left much of the island without power. Trump attacked Cruz for demonstrating “poor leadership” after she requested additional help from the administration, while Democrats criticized the administration for not acting swiftly enough.
"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," Trump tweeted about Cruz at one point.
Cruz then made an appearance donning a t-shirt with “nasty” emblazoned on it for an interview with Spanish language television network Univision.
“Being attacked by you on Twitter is one of the greatest honors a person that loves their country could ever hold,” Cruz said in the video.