New reports out of the Daily Caller suggest that President Trump is planning to soon make an announcement that he is reversing all of President Obama’s moves to reopen US-Cuba relations, which saw a reestablishment of diplomatic ties, a slight loosening of business restrictions, and even talked about permission to allow Americans to visit the island nation.
President Trump has been of two minds on this issue, as in 2015 he said he saw nothing wrong with the US opening Cuba, but during last year’s campaign he repeatedly threatened to terminate all of Obama’s deals on the island, claiming he was as hostile to Cuba trade as Sen. Marco Rubio (R – FL).
And it appears Rubio, along with some other politicians who have made their career at least in part on being anti-Cuba, who have gotten Trump’s ear on the matter, and under heavy pressure from them Trump appear to be planning to knuckle under and close down contact with the island.
That might have political consequences as well, however, with Sen. Jeff Flake (R – AZ) and nine co-sponsors pushing a bill that would totally reverse the travel ban on Cuba. Flake says he believes the ban is punishing Americans, not Cuba..
It’s not clear what pretext the US would use for suddenly reimposing a whole slew of restrictions on Cuba, beyond the idea that the new president doesn’t like Cuba as much as his predecessor. Without Cuba having done something, however, that’s a flimsy reason, and might hurt US standing internationally, giving the appearance that US foreign policy is heavily based on the whim of whoever happens to be president at the time.
15 thoughts on “Report: Trump Plans to Reverse Obama’s Cuba Policies”
North Korea, Serbia…. and now Cuba… WTF…. Is this how Trump thinks… That screwing around with nobodys and mad men will elevate America and it’s people… No Donald… You are either shirking your campaign commitments or allowing yourself to be distracted by wasting precious time and political capital trying to screw political MIDGETS…… WHY…..??? Make up your mind….. Are you going to play ball with the big guys or make mischief with the midgets..???
> and even talked about permission to allow Americans to visit the island nation.
Land of the free ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
“…giving the appearance that US foreign policy is heavily based on the whim of whoever happens to be president at the time.”
But that IS how US foreign policy is determined. That’s why US foreign policy is so phukedup and whimsical. When you have amateurs making up policy then this is what you get.
It’s as if he cannot help himself. Practically whatever Obama did, foreign or domestic, good or bad, he has to do the exact opposite. He’s making himself dangerously predictable.
Fidel’s ghost is whispering in Raul’s ear “Told ya”. Hugo is too busy plotting phantasmic revenge against Muduro for f**king up his revolution. World keeps on spinning.
As the lower-half of society is deliberately kept impoverished for the purpose of slavery, those elected to office should be paid minimum wage and required to give any wealth they own to the poor.
This so called President should be impeached before he does more harm to US and rest of the world.
He can’t learn how to be President and it’s useless,it’s almost like trying to teach monkey how to play cricket.
We are living dangerously.
But at least we heading in the right direction instead of going backwards as fast as we can .
What’s that means ?
The main problem is that Pence would be even worse, with fewer flip-flops.
Well U.S. policy does seem to be on the whim of just what the president wants to do ..Most of the time I agree Trump should try to reverse every thing Obama did But forgetting about hurting Cuba did seem to be one of Obama’s policies that made sense . Other wise I favor reversing Obama at every turn and maybe even Bush and Clinton too would be generally American good policy
Trump needs to do a lot of reversing as all 4 of our last presidents were strong New World Order supporters .
As long has he doesn’t reverse Obama’s halt to welcoming every Cuban who makes it in no questions asked.
A loose cannon is the Donald…
The young Cuban-American generation will not like this at all. There are plenty of examples in history in which similar developments have happened. One example after WW2: the German evacuees from the Sudetenland.
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