Obama vs. Trump on Castro’s Death

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Anyone not in a coma has seen or heard the news of the death of Cuba’s brutal dictator, Fidel Castro. As expected,  our current president had a very different reaction to the news than did our president-elect.

O’s full statement:

“At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.

For nearly six decades, the relationship between the United States and Cuba was marked by discord and profound political disagreements. During my presidency, we have worked hard to put the past behind us, pursuing a future in which the relationship between our two countries is defined not by our differences but by the many things that we share as neighbors and friends – bonds of family, culture, commerce, and common humanity. This engagement includes the contributions of Cuban Americans, who have done so much for our country and who care deeply about their loved ones in Cuba.

Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people. In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.”

To say that Castro ‘altered the course of individual lives’ is outrageous to us, but the standard sugar-coating for this Liar-in-Chief. Also standard for Cuba’s new and latest BFF, is to make it about him in the next breath. He is always quick to remind Americans of his great efforts, although he leaves out that his efforts are always with the wrong countries and the wrong leaders.

You’ll notice that O didn’t mention Castro’s evil dictatorship, his suppression of human rights, or the brutal oppression and murder of millions of Cuban citizens in his statement.

On the other hand, Trump’s statement was quite different:

“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.

Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty. 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.”

In true Trump style, he doesn’t mince words or sugar-coat anything. He’s straight-forward and speaks the truth. How refreshing to hear a president speak and not feel the need to wince and apologize for him.

Any guesses on which one will attend the funeral and which one won’t?

~Kathy



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2 replies

  1. Fantastic post, Kathy. The contrast between the Orwellian nonsense put out by our Liar-in-Chief, Barack Obama, and the naked truth statement by Trump is an amazing thing to behold. It underscores how powerful a simple thing like the truth can be.

    I question the claim of “millions” killed by Castro, though. That probably would have been the case had Castro been dictator in a much larger country but the actual number, by most accounts, is in the tens of thousands, which is bad enough.

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  2. Obama’s statement is exactly what we’ve come to expect from him. In Castro’s case, he’s lamenting the passing of a kindred spirit. Given 30, 40, 50 years as El Presidente, Obama’s regime would have resulted in conditions much the same as Cuba, with every bit as much oppression. Thank God that he’s only had eight years to do his damage.

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