The former president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, has passed away at the age of 90.
President Obama released a statement saying:
“Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people.”
“For nearly six decades, the relationship between the United States and Cuba was marked by discord and profound political disagreements. During my presidency, we have worked hard to put the past behind us, pursuing a future in which the relationship between our two countries is defined not by our differences but by the many things that we share as neighbors and friends — bonds of family, culture, commerce, and common humanity.”
Donald Trump took a less diplomatic approach with his reaction.
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
Of course, he responded in his native Twitter land.
The people of Cuba have struggled too long. Will reverse Obama's Executive Orders and concessions towards Cuba until freedoms are restored.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2016
That second tweet is a tiny bit better. However, he should’ve said something better for his first tweet. Declaring Castro is dead that way implies that Trump is celebrating. Yes, a lot of people hated Castro, but I’m sure his family is mourning.
Trump should take a nicer approach if he wants U.S.-Cuba relations to work out. That is not how a diplomat behaves, Mr Trump.
Featured image via Twitter.