President Trump announced today new restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba, to limit as much as possible U.S. funding for the dictatorial communist government that rules the island.
During the speech, Trump was critical of the communist regimes in Latin America and the Democratic government of Obama-Biden, whom he accused of being complicit in Castro’s dictatorship at the Cuban people’s expense.
President Trump’s speech at the White House was an event honoring the veteran survivors of the Bay of Pigs battle, which took place on Cuban shores nearly 60 years ago.
The announcement included information about new restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba, including a ban on buying rum and tobacco and staying in hotels owned by the Cuban regime.
In a new display by President Trump of his determination to fight totalitarian and socialist regimes, he stressed his commitment and that of U.S. forces to the people of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. He strongly supported their struggle to achieve a continent that is entirely free, democratic, and without communism for the first time in history.
During his speech, he pointed out the Obama-Biden administration’s policies, which he accused of having enriched the Castro dictatorship with them to the detriment of the Cuban people.
In this sense, he confirmed that the sanctions imposed on Cuba before Obama’s mandate would continue in force “until all political prisoners are freed, freedoms of assembly and expression are respected, all political parties are legalized, and free elections are scheduled.”
Referring to the Cuban veterans present in the room, President Trump named them real witnesses to how socialism, radical groups, and violent communists ruin a nation.
He went on to draw a parallel between communism and the Democratic Party in the United States, which “is unleashing socialism within our beautiful country.
He also pointed to the Democratic-friendly media, saying they are “being used like fools” and proclaimed, “we didn’t fight tyranny abroad only to let Marxists destroy our country.”
In 2017, President Trump abandoned diplomacy attempts with Cuba that began under former President Barack Obama and re-imposed pre-existing economic sanctions on the island nation.
For his part, as reported by Fox News, his Democratic presidential rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, has said he would consider reversing the policies developed by Trump over the past few years and reattempting diplomatic advances with current Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel.