Discussion: Trump Announces Changes To Obama-Era Cuba Policy, Challenges Castro Government To Negotiate A Better Deal

Trump is running the Miami show like a victory rally—it’s truly cringeworthy—he seems to be celebrating something, I don’t know! It’s bizarre, He’s taking a minor policy change, making a completely ahistoric justification for it, and making a victory speech of some type, -“exposing the crimes of the Castro regime”-, waxing philosophic over the Cuban missile crisis, claiming victory over communist oppression, like he personally spearheaded the Bay of Pigs invasion and liberated the Cubans! Buena Suerte with that.

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This “better deal” bullshit refrain is getting really old really fast. The view that everything is transactional and that there are winners and losers in every policy is the product of a simple mind with no ability to grasp higher order thinking.

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Boy it is old right now.

What fucking “deal” you fucking lunatic? If there was a deal to be made you’d fuck it up totally you moron.

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“He said penalties on Cuba would remain in place until its government releases political prisoners, stops abusing dissidents and respects freedom of expression.”

But sanctions on Russia will be lifted in exchange for nothing (well, except possibly the Presidency.)

“But individual ‘people-to-people’ trips by Americans to Cuba, allowed by Obama for the first time in decades, will again be prohibited. And the U.S. government will police other such trips to ensure there’s a tour group representative along making sure travelers are pursuing a ‘full-time schedule of educational exchange activities.’”

Freedom!!!

it is ridiculous to allow the BATISTA old timers, in MIAMI, to have a say about our current relations with CUBA;if the USA rejects CUBA… guess who is going to move in…CUBA is a sovereign nation…they do not have to ‘trade’ with the USA, exclusively…what annoys me is that CANADIANS travel to CUBA, freely, it is becoming their favourite vacation spot…while AMERICANS cannot visit a country 90 miles away…and our dumb president…has no idea what the BAY of PIGS was all about…or the missile thing…or MARIEL…

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[Chiselin’ Trump] said penalties on Cuba would remain in place until its government releases political prisoners, stops abusing dissidents and respects freedom of expression.

When will Chiselin’ Trump say the same about Russia?

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not to mention Philippines and Duterte get praised for handling the drug problem by extrajudicial vigilante killings.

I honestly believe he is only doing this, because it reverses an Obama directive. I’m sure it is likely in response to the Fox News/right wing propaganda to vilify all things Obama.The man has a feeble mind.

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Trump couldn’t negotiate his way out of a paper bag. Foolish move. Sad!

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“He said penalties on Cuba would remain in place until its government releases political prisoners, stops abusing dissidents and respects freedom of expression.”

But Saudi Arabia, Turkey (Erdoğan), and Philippines (Duterte) are cool, right?

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There is no better way to reject “oppressors” than to be an oppressor.

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Whoa! Physician heal thyself! That took some nerve considering.

Because Chiselin’ Trump properties?

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No doubt there are currently some companies (hotels, tourist operators) that are pissed right now. Some serious American capital and trade was expecting to branch out onto the island and now, it’s looking like we’re going back to pre 2009.

“I do believe that end is in the very near future,” he said.

Yes, the termination of Rump’s regime can be marked on the calendar.

@dannydorko If Rump Casinos were still in operation, Cuba could be overrun with Martians and he’d be fine with it.

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’ saying obsessively ’ …

"Obama stuff…Obama stuff … gots to get me Obama stuff "

" Anybody tell me where’s that garden at ?? "

If there were a “Trump Havana” or a Trump golf course in Cuba, you would see how quickly the President could modulate his views.

Or just have someone in upper management say how ’ great ’ they think he is —