Marco Rubio, Donald Trump find common ground on Cuba
Sen. Marco Rubio has spent the last six years maligning Cuba policy from
the Barack Obama White House.
He’s not expecting to have to do the same regarding Donald Trump, however.
After a meeting with Cuban dissident Guillermo “Coco” Farinas Tuesday,
Rubio issued a statement, noting that “rolling back President Obama’s
one-sided concessions to the Castro regime, a key campaign promise
shared with President-elect Trump, will be a top priority for me next year.”
“By any objective measure, President Obama’s unilateral policy changes
have failed, and they are not in the best interest of the American
people or the people of Cuba,” Rubio observed, adding that he intends to
fight for support for “civil society and dissidents from Cuba and other
Much of the campaign of Rubio’s general election challenger,
Rep. Patrick Murphy, was designed to draw comparisons between Rubio and
Trump. And for his part, Rubio went out of his way to draw differences
between himself and the GOP nominee, vowing to act as a “check” on a
Trump White House.
With the general election out of the way, however, Rubio is finding that
on one of his biggest policy priorities, it’s useful to have an ally in
the White House.
Source: Marco Rubio, Donald Trump find common ground on Cuba – Florida