Saturday, November 26, 2016

Marco gets it right: Rubio slams Obama's statement on Fidel Castro's death as 'pathetic' as Republicans line up to pour scorn on the Cuban dictator

I'm with Marco! 
Obama's reaction is unbecoming of a freedom-loving American president.  That was never Barack Obama from day one and his era thank Christ has come to an end! 
Daily Mail reports Florida Senator Marco Rubio has hit out at President Barack Obama for not taking a more hard-line stance in his statement on former Cuban leader Fidel Castro's death.

Rubio, a Cuban-American who ran against President-elect Donald Trump to be the Republican presidential candidate, called Obama's statement 'pathetic' in a post on Twitter on Saturday, adding that it had 'no mention of thousands he [Castro] killed.'

He tweeted: 'President Obama issued a pathetic statement on death of dictator #FidelCastro with no mention of thousands he killed & imprisoned.'

In Obama's statement released on Saturday, he said history will record and judge the 'enormous' impact that Castro had on 'the people and the world around him.'
He noted that the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba has been marked by 'discord and profound political disagreements' for nearly six decades.

Obama also offered his condolences to Fidel Castro's family and said his thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people.

Castro died on Friday aged 90, his younger brother and successor Raul Castro announced on state television. 

'At this time of Fidel Castro's passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people,' Obama said in a statement.

'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.

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