Former President Donald Trump took a firm stance on the side of Cuban protesters, urging President Joe Biden to stand up to Cuba’s communist regime.
From The Post Millennial:
“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. Remember when Obama attended baseball games with Castros while they imprisoned, beat, and killed the Cuban people. I stand with the Cuban people 100% in their fight for freedom. The Government must let them speak and be free! Joe Biden MUST stand up to the Communist regime or — history will remember. The Cuban people deserve freedom and human rights! THEY ARE NOT AFRAID!”
Biden did release a delayed statement in support of the Cuban protesters, placing much of the blame for the unrest on the COVID-19 pandemic while avoiding the issue of communism.
“We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime,” Biden said in a statement Monday.
“The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights. Those rights, including the right of peaceful protest and the right to freely determine their own future, must be respected. The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves,” he added.
Protests broke out across Cuba over the weekend amid a economic crisis that has resulted shortages of food and medicine on the communist-run island. Many of the demonstrators have demanded an end to the dictatorship that has ruled over the country for 62-years, with some protesters waving American flags while demanding freedom.
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