Sunday, June 18, 2017

Alternative Facts: Trump Lies About His Cuba Policy

In making his disingenuous Cuba policy announcement in Miami's Little Havana on Friday, pathological liar and demagogue Donald "Rump" Trump told an applauding crowd of diehard right-wing Cuban-Americans that he was "cancelling" President Obama's policy toward Cuba:
"Effective immediately, I am cancelling the previous administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba."
According to fact checkers at the Associated Press, the truth is that little will change in the policy toward Cuba, leaving in place the most important policies initiated by President Obama. Moreover, Rump's selective changes could cripple many small businesses in Cuba:
"The policy risks harming independent business people by restoring a requirement for most American travelers to visit Cuba as part of tightly regulated tour groups. The Cuban government has traditionally steered those tour groups to state-run business, meaning the majority of American travelers to Cuba will probably no longer be able to patronize private restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and taxi drivers."
Of course, none of that will matter to Rump's fanatic, reality-averse Cuban-American fans, who would have applauded him if he had kissed Raul Castro's butt in the middle of Fifth Avenue.

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