Former President Donald Trump pressed President Joe Biden to ‘stand up’ to the Cuban government on Monday and mocked ex-President Barack Obama for attending a baseball game with Raul Castro ‘while they imprisoned, beat, and killed the Cuban people.’
In a statement Trump pointed out that ‘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!)’ Trump wrote.
‘Don’t forget that Biden and the Democrats campaigned on reversing my very tough stance on Cuba,’ he continued. ‘Remember when Obama attended baseball games with Castros while they imprisoned, beat, and killed the Cuban people.’
Trump said he stood with the Cuban people ‘100 per cent’ and urged Biden to act.
‘Joe Biden MUST stand up to the Communist regime or—history will remember,’ Trump said. ‘The Cuban people deserve freedom and human rights! THEY ARE NOT AFRAID!’
Trump’s statement came after White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodged questions on why a State Department official tweeted that the protests were directly tied to COVID-19 concerns.
Julie Chung, the acting assistant secretary of the department’s Buruea of Western Hemisphere Affairs tweeted Sunday, ‘Peaceful protests are growing in Cuba as the Cuban people exercise their right to peaceful assembly to express concern about rising COVID cases/deaths & medicine shortage.’
‘We commend the numerous efforts of the Cuban people mobilizing donations to help neighbors,’ she added.
Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, then tweeted, ‘This is a ridiculous tweet from @StateDept.’
‘People in #Cuba are protesting 62 years of socialism, lies, tyranny & misery not “expressing concern about rising COVID cases/deaths,”‘ he wrote. ‘Why is it so hard for @potus & the people in this administration to say that.’
This is an excerpt from Daily Mail.
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