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Fidel Castro is dead; Trump and Pence rejoice

Fidel Castro, dead at age 90
Fidel Castro, dead at age 90

HAVANA, CUBA – The communist leader of Cuba – Fidel Castro – has died, and President-elect Donald Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence feel pretty good about it.

Cuban television announced that Castro died Friday at the age of 90. He had ruled the Caribbean island nation of Cuba for 5 decades as President (he resigned in 2014), and at times terrorized the United States by cooperating with enemies like the Soviet Union by installing missiles aimed here. Thousands had fled the communist country, with news stories over the years showing refugees on make-shift rafts attempting to make the perilous 90-mile journey to Florida and a better life. Only recently had a thaw in the cold relations between the two countries made progress, as President Barack Obama has attempted to bring a friendlier atmosphere with the opening of an embassy and other concessions, like the trading of mail.

However, American conservatives haven’t been so keen on Obama’s new policy toward Cuba, and the new American President – Donald Trump – made the triumphant announcement Saturday that “Fidel Castro is dead!”

Later Saturday, his Vice President, Mike Pence, declared “the tyrant Castro is dead. New hope dawns. We will stand with the oppressed Cuban people for a free and democratic Cuba. Viva Cuba Libre!”

Newly-elected Florida Senator and former Presidential candidate Marco Rubio also sounded off, saying “Well into the 1970s, Fidel Casto was imprisoning gays and long-haired young people in work camps.”

Meanwhile, CNN reported that in Little Havana, Miami,”crowds are celebrating the death of Fidel Castro.”

President-elect Trump later released this statement:

President-elect Donald Trump
President-elect Donald Trump
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.

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Ha Ha, pot calling the kettle they are the same coin different face/mask, all phony just more lies.

You should be used to lies after listening to Obama/Clinton for eight years.

Who cares screw Cuba. 3rd world scum.

Wonder if the Donald would say the same if his buddy Putin died? He is to Russia what Castro was to Cuba except he hasn’t done anything that is good. Castro did some good in Cuba. Not much, but more than Pukin ever did.

While I’m sure that Castro has done all that is being said, I doubt that Trump and Pence really rejoiced over his death. Maybe more like they were happy, as a lot of people are, especially displaced Cubans. It would be great tho if Cuba and the US could get a good dialect going and make positive things happen.

I am sure that the same rejoicing would take place if this news was heard about Trump and Pence.

No where near as happy as we were when Clinton/Obummer lost.

No loss here. Someone should have shot him 50 years ago. It sure would have saved a lot of suffering.

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