Donald Trump thinks Obama’s failed Cuba policy is ‘fine’

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Donald Trump thinks Obama’s failed Cuba policy is “fine”

“I think it’s fine. I think it’s fine, but we should have made a better deal. The concept of opening with Cuba — 50 years is enough — the concept of opening with Cuba is fine. I think we should have made a stronger deal.” –  Donald Trump, The Daily Caller, September 7, 2015

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Trump backs deal that will cost Americans billions

The Obama administration beginning in 2009 pursued an opening with Cuba that has worsened the human rights situation there, marginalized dissidents, coincided with collapsing trade numbers with Cuba, and now promises to ship manufacturing jobs to Cuba.

Donald Trump complained, with good reason on CNN on June 28, 2015 that: “We have to take it back, we have to take our country back. We’ve lost our jobs, we’ve lost our money.” This leads to the obvious question: How is it good for Americans to have trade with Cuba drop from $711.5 million in 2008 under the Bush administration with sanctions that protected U.S. taxpayers from picking up the tab to 2015 under the Obama administration when trade dropped to $180.3 million in 2015 and in January 2016 opened up financing for the notorious deadbeat nation?

Under the old policy, which Donald Trump and President Obama both agreed it was time to abandon, American companies made over $5.2 billion while other countries had to forgive billions in debts owed to them by the regime in Cuba. This means that taxpayers in those countries end up picking the tab. If Obama/Trump succeed in ending the embargo then the trade in goods with Cuba will descend into negative territory with businesses not getting paid by the Castro regime and manufacturing jobs shipped to Cuba. (Businesses will get their money back through taxpayer bailouts.)

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2 thoughts on “Donald Trump thinks Obama’s failed Cuba policy is ‘fine’”

  1. The crass buffoon keeps using the word “deal” like a magic talisman, when in fact it’s just vague verbiage to disguise the fact he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. Amazing–not him, but the fact anybody could possibly take him seriously. Of course, we live in a country where people like Al Franken, Jesse Ventura, Bernie Sanders, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Elizabeth Warren, Bill de Blasio, Jerry Brown, Charlie Rangel and a very long etcetera can get elected and re-elected, so I suppose it fits well enough.

  2. It just hit me: Trump is like an old, puffy, obstreperous Justin Bieber who’s still playing enfant terrible to get attention. The banality, tawdriness and cheapness of the act is quite remarkable, all the more so because so many people are evidently falling for it. But don’t you worry–no matter what the issue, he’ll always work his “deal” magic because, you know, he wrote a book about that (probably like Obama wrote “Dreams from my Father”). Einstein was right: human stupidity is indeed infinite, or close enough.

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