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President-Elect Donald J. Trump  made a statement today on the passing of the Cuba’s dictator Fidel Castro. 

In his statement on the passing of Fidel Castro,  President-Elect Donald J. Trump  has  made his stand known on Cuba and expressed hope that the country will move toward a future filed with freedom the citizens so richly deserve.

In 1999 Donald J. Trump wrote an opinion editorial for the Miami Herald saying why he would never do business in Castro’s Cuba.

In the same OpEd in 1999, Trump said of Fidel Castro : “He turned his nation into a maximum-security prison. His regime controls every aspect of human life – access to food, medical assistance, schools and employment. Castro has not mellowed with age. Terror continues to reign. The secret police are unrestrained. The disappearance and beatings of citizens are still tools of civilian control, as is the suppression of free speech. Castro’s ruthless domination of the Cuban people has not lessened even as his regime crumbles.”

Making a statement on Fidel Castro’s legacy, President-elect has reaffirmed once again the brutality of  Cuba’s leader. You can read a full statement made by President-elect here:

“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.

While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.

Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty.  I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba” , said President-Elect Donald J Trump.

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