As Cubans took to the streets over the weekend to protest President Miguel Diaz-Canel’s communist regime, President Trump released a statement on Monday reaffirming that he stands “with the Cuban people 100% in their fight for freedom.”
“Don’t forget that Biden and the Democrats campaigned on reversing my very tough stance on Cuba,” President Trump added.
During his presidency tenure, the Trump administration implemented many restrictive policies against the Cuban regime, such as limiting travel to/from Cuba, labeling the government responsible for “state-sponsored terrorism” for injuring U.S. diplomats, instilled financial and banking restrictions for businesses with any linkage to the Cuban military, among other sanctions.
Very few policies remnants of the Obama administration were kept in place, specifically those pertaining immigration.
Many Cuban-Americans and immigrants residing in Florida agree with President Trump’s restrictive policies which was showcased in the 2020 election with over 55% of the Cuban vote in Florida going to President Trump.
Despite recent turmoil within Cuba, there does not seem to be a sense of urgency on behalf of the Biden administration to address issues facing Cuba as the country is not even listed among the Biden administration’s top priorities in office.
“Joe Biden MUST stand up to the Communist regime or — history will remember,” President Trump stated.
He criticized the Biden administration for their unwillingness to directly call out the Cuban regime which is seen through their statements that carefully avoided using terms such as “socialist” and “communist” when referring to the Cuban government, instead labeling them as “authoritarian.”
President Trump is correct – history will remember leaders that make the right decisions to advance freedom for all. It will not remember those, like Joe Biden, who refrain from taking direct action.