Former President Donald Trump issued a direct reminder to the Biden administration before they answer Democrat demands to reverse his Cuban policies. During Trump’s first term, he protected Cuban citizens by slapping tariffs and embargoes on the communist regime that routinely committed human rights atrocities. Team Biden is looking to reverse them.
Trump issued a direct statement on Monday to his Save America website. In it he took a brave stand with the Cuban protesters against the communist regime that for decades has failed to provide even the basic necessities despite their left-wing revolutionary aims.
“I stand with the Cuban people 100% in their fight for freedom,” Trump wrote in a statement from his Save America PAC on Monday afternoon. “The government must let them speak and be free!
Trump comment on Cuba pic.twitter.com/VI8eJeOdm5
— Kambree (@KamVTV) July 12, 2021
In his statement Trump made note of the abrupt end to the Cuba protests, a sign that the oppressive communist regime is violently silencing freedoms of speech and assembly. He went on to compare the tactics of the Cuban communists with that of Big Tech and Mainstream Media, both of which use oppressive tactics to silence political adversaries.
“Big demonstrations are breaking out in Cuba and Miami in protest of the Communist Cuban Government (although, today there are zero protesters in Cuba — you know what that means!),”
The Former President went on to lament Biden’s decision to reverse his Cuba policies that largely kept the communist regime in check, despite the tyrannical dictatorship we’ve seen there for decades. Trump highlighted former president Obama’s Cuba policies — the policies Vice President Biden helped navigate — which were not only soft on the communist regime, but welcomed it with open arms.
“Remember when Obama attended baseball games with Castros while they imprisoned, beat, and killed the Cuban people.”
President Obama does the wave with Castro before baseball game in Cuba -> pic.twitter.com/NQRyQ0TxJc
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 22, 2016
Trump’s strict embargo against Cuba was imposed after he took the White House from Obama in 2017, which the Cuban president pointed to for causing an energy shortage, which triggered the uprising that saw the first mass anti-government protests in decades on the island.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel denounced the “economic asphyxiation” causing the discontent over energy shortages forcing the government to slow economic output and causing blackouts in the tropical island.
Diaz-Canel also railed against “Miami’s conservative Cuban-American mafia” for fueling the unrest as Cubans were already exhausted and living uneasy with surging COVID-19 infections on the island, according to The Associated Press.
Protesters looted and flipped a police car, according to the president, scenes similar to the anti-China protests in Hong Kong more than a year ago and the social injustice unrest in America led by Black Lives Matter and antifa activists after the death of George Floyd.
Author: Asa McCue