The Left's love affair with tyrannical Cuban dictator Fidel Castro made itself obvious again this weekend upon news of his death. Numerous liberal commentators, including President Obama, glossed over his atrocities, while many conservative commentators responded with stories of horror and oppression.
But conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh believes President-Elect Donald Trump gave "the most accurate take, the most accurate reaction, the most dead-on public statement" in response to Castro's death.
According to The Daily Caller, Trump wrote:
“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.”
The incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus reiterated Trump's quest to redo the "normalization" of relations that Obama put in place between Cuba and the U.S. in 2014, according to Fox News.
He said for the current deal to continue, Fidel's brother Raul needs to allow more capitalism and less religious persecution and human rights oppression.
Trump confirmed that today, writing on Twitter "If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal."
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