Bronco Bama’s little curtsy (better, I suppose, than a full bow) to the Castro regime is over. No more curtsies without reciprocity, thank you very much. Trump truth bombs, instead.
“For nearly six decades, the Cuban people have suffered under communist domination. To this day, Cuba is ruled by the same people who killed tens of thousands of their own citizens, who sought to spread their repressive and failed ideology throughout our hemisphere, and who once tried to host enemy nuclear weapons ninety miles from our shores. The Castro regime has shipped arms to North Korea, and fueled chaos in Venezuela. While imprisoning innocents, it has harbored cop killers, hijackers, and terrorists. It has supported human trafficking, forced labor, and exploitation all around the globe. This is the simple truth of the Castro regime. My administration will not hide from it, excuse it, or glamorize it. And we will never, ever be blind to it. We know what’s going on, and we remember what happened…
“The previous administration’s easing of restrictions on travel and trade does not help the Cuban people. They only enrich the Cuban regime. The profits from investment and tourism flow directly to the [Cuban] military. The regime takes the money and owns the industry. The outcome of [the] last administration’s executive action has been only more repression, and a move to crush the peaceful, democratic movement.”
Keeps the embassy in Havana for future negotiations. Respects Cuban sovereignty. But that’s all until the Castros are willing to do quid pro quo. See why the globalist, free trade, open borders, EU-loving establishment want to bring Trump down?
(P.S. The Austin daily will now have to renege on its lottery prize of a free trip to Cuba. Heh.)