Trump Nemesis San Juan Mayor Cruz Suffers Huge Defeat As Voters Reject Her Bid For Governor Of Puerto Rico

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, the one who very publicly feuded with President Trump for years, just suffered a huge defeat at the polls.

Voters rejected her bid to become the gubernatorial candidate for her party – the Popular Democratic Party (PDP).

Cruz is famous for her constant attacks against Trump and his admin over Hurricane Maria in 2017 and for standing by and doing nothing as corruption at all levels of the government in Puerto Rico interfered with aid delivery.


“Obviously the PDP and its constituents decided another way,” Cruz Soto said as she accepted her defeat. “I just sent Mayor Charlie Delgado a text congratulating him on his victory today.”

From The Daily Wire:

At around 8 p.m., with roughly 60% of precincts reporting for the pro-territorial-status PDP, Delgado was leading with 63% of the vote, the Miami Herald reported.

Puerto Rico Sen. Eduardo Bhatia and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz received 23% and 13% of the vote, respectively.

With 71% of precincts reporting, Gov. Wanda Vázquez of the New Progressive Party (NPP) conceded to primary opponent Pedro Pierluisi.

After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017, Yulin Cruz accused the Trump administration of having “killed Puerto Ricans with neglect.”

“The Trump administration killed Puerto Ricans with neglect,” she said. “The Trump administration led us to believe that they were helping when they weren’t really up to par.

Shame on President Trump. Shame on President Trump for not even once, not even yesterday, saying, ‘Look, I grieve for the people of Puerto Rico. Shame on him.”