President Donald Trump came face to face with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who he derided on Twitter as “nasty” and lacking leadership skills
The president was in Puerto Rico to meet with leaders to maximize relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and the media was especially interested in Trump’s meeting with Cruz.
As President Trump shook her hand, he was overheard asking Mayor Cruz, “How are you?”
The Mayor’s comments were also captured on film, and she was overheard telling him, “This is not about politics.”
President Trump ignored the comments, and instead turned his focus to the rest of the Puerto Rican leaders.
After the meeting, Cruz continued to criticize and attack Trump, even appearing on CNN to say, “Rather than commander in chief, he sort of becomes miscommunicator in chief.”