New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a soft spot for Cuba’s communist dictatorship. And when he can’t meet with one of the Castros, he’s happy to meet with their sock-puppet president.
De Blasio has private sit-down with Cuban president
Mayor de Blasio had a private sit-down with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Manhattan on Wednesday, just hours after the communist country’s new leader denounced America’s longtime embargo in a UN speech.
Responding to a press-conference query, the mayor said Díaz-Canel had requested the meeting, which lasted about a half-hour.
“We would like to see a positive relationship between our two countries,” said the mayor, who honeymooned in Cuba. “Unfortunately, I think some of the decisions of the Trump administration have made it harder and not easier.”
De Blasio’s morbid admiration of Cuba’s communist dictatorship is not a bug of the mayor’s personality, but a feature.