San Juan Mayor: Whoever Deletes Trump's Twitter Should Be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

October 13, 2017

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said whoever deletes President Donald Trump's Twitter account should receive the Nobel Peace Prize because he uses it to spread hate.

Cruz has blasted the Trump administration's handling of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in her city and the rest of Puerto Rico, at one point accusing Trump of committing "genocide."

Trump has been criticized for tweets suggesting Puerto Rico might be on its own at some point in recovering from the storm, writing the feds can't stay there "forever."

Cruz told NBC's "Today" correspondent Gabe Gutierrez that Trump's behavior was "conduct unbecoming of a leader of the free world."

"The president uses Twitter sort of to disperse hate, so whomever deletes that account should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize," Cruz said.

Cruz has employed other dramatic gestures to draw attention to the strife facing San Juan. After Trump referred to her language toward him as "nasty" last month, she donned a "Nasty" t-shirt for an interview with the Spanish-language news channel Univision.

She wore a t-shirt with the words, "Help us, we are dying" during an interview last month on CNN.

Trump and Cruz met face-to-face earlier this month when the president visited Puerto Rico recovery efforts.

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