Trump vows to undo eased Cuba relations unless his demands are met
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed to reverse improved
U.S. relations with Cuba unless the island nation meets his demands for
more religious and political freedom.
Trump’s comments at a Friday rally in Miami mark a reversal of his
previous position. He told the Daily Caller in September 2015 that he
was “fine” with “the concept of opening with Cuba.”
President Barack Obama has been moving to normalize diplomatic relations
with the island nation that soured more than five decades ago during the
Cold War, which effectively ended most forms of American investment. In
March, Obama visited Cuba with his family, the first trip by a U.S.
president in 88 years.
“All of the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro Regime
were done through executive order, which means the next president can
reverse them – and that is what I will do, unless the Castro Regime
meets our demands,“ Trump said at the rally.
Trump said during prepared remarks that his administration would ”stand
with the Cuban people in their fight against Communist oppression.“
In December 2014, Obama announced that the U.S. would move toward
normalizing relations with the former Soviet ally. The State Department
since took Cuba off the list of state sponsors of terror. The U.S. also
reopened an embassy in Havana for the first time since the Eisenhower
administration in 1961 cut diplomatic ties with Fidel Castro’s new
regime. The Obama administration has made it easier for U.S. residents
to travel to the island.
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