Former President Donald Trump spoke out this week to blast former President Barack Obama for once attending a baseball game with Cuban Dictator Raúl Castro and supporting him while the “Communist Cuban Government” had “imprisoned, beat, and killed the Cuban people.”
“Remember when Obama attended baseball games with the Castros while they imprisoned, beat, and killed the Cuban people,” Trump said in his statement in which he offered support to the Cuban people. “I stand with the Cuban people 100% in their fight for freedom.”
“Big demonstrations are breaking out in Cuba and Miami in protest of the Communist Cuban Government,” Trump said in the same statement, going on to urge Americans to not forget that President Joe Biden and the Democrats last year “campaigned on reversing my very tough stance on Cuba.”
“The Government must let them speak and be free,” Trump stated. “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!”
“Remember when Obama attended baseball games with Castros while they imprisoned, beat, and killed the Cuban people.” pic.twitter.com/xUl1gFlJUs
— 🇺🇸ERIC BOLLING🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) July 12, 2021
In March of 2016, when he was still president, Obama attended an exhibition baseball game between the Cuban national team and the Tampa Bay Rays in Cuba with Castro. Obama and Castro even did the “wave” at one point before the game.
President Obama does the wave with Castro before baseball game in Cuba -> pic.twitter.com/NQRyQ0TxJc
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 22, 2016
Protests have broken out in Cuba this week over the economic crisis, shortages, and sanctions, according to The Sun. Biden released a statement on Monday saying that the U.S. “stands firmly” with the people of Cuba.
“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,” Biden said. “The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves.”
Biden later added that Cuba had not seen “anything like these protests in a long, long time if, quite frankly, ever.”
“The U.S. stands firmly with the people of Cuba as they assert their universal rights,” he said. “And we call on the government of Cuba to refrain from violence in their attempt to silence the voices of the people of Cuba.”
This piece was written by James Samson on July 13, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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