Feeling pressure, NYC mayoral candidate De Blasio blasts Cuba’s dictatorship… sort of
Apparently, the revelation that New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is a huge fan and supporter of murderous communist dictatorships in Latin America is taking a toll on his campaign. In a radio interview with a Cuban American host, De Blasio attempted to walk back his support for the repressive Castro dictatorship, but it looks to me that his halfhearted attempt to criticize the Cuban regime and hide is affinity for murderous communists fell way short.
Bill DeBlasio blasts Cuba on Cuban-American’s show
Left-leaning Democratic mayoral candidate Bill deBlasio criticized Cuba Friday when he went on a radio show hosted by a Cuban-American.
Asked what he learned in the country where he chose to honeymoon two decades ago, deBlasio pointed to its most obvious flaws.
“I didn’t go on a trip to fully study the country. I don’t pretend to have full perspective of the country,” he said on WADO radio.
“I have a huge critique of the current government there because its undemocratic and it doesn’t allow freedom of the press and I think there’s a huge number of problems.I also think its well know that there’s some good things that happened,for example in health care.”
But the Cuban-American host didn’t accept that commonly repeated assessment of Cuba’s medical care.
“You know they don’t have in Cuba the thread to have to have stitches done for people who get cut. But that’s your opinion of the health care situation in Cuba. I hear otherwise,”he said.
deBlasio didn’t respond.