President-elect Trump marked the death of Cuba’s “brutal dictator,” saying Fidel Castro left a legacy of “unimaginable suffering.”
“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.
“While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.”
He went on to promise that his administration “will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty.”
He concluded by saying,
“I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.”
Very different from what Obama had to say. Trump told it like it is. Something Obama, even after eight years, is scared to do.
H/T: The Hill