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President Obama Releases a Statement on Fidel Castro's Death

President Obama Releases a Statement on Fidel Castro's Death

President Barack Obama has released a statement on the death of Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba.

The president offered a “hand of friendship” to Cuba after hearing the news of Castro‘s death at the age of 90.

Obama has worked hard during his presidency to renew relations with Cuba and he became the first sitting president since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 to visit the nation.

President-elect Donald Trump had a much different initial reaction to the death. He tweeted out a simple four word message about the story.

Click inside to read the full statement…

“At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.

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. This engagement includes the contributions of Cuban Americans, who have done so much for our country and who care deeply about their loved ones in Cuba.

Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people. In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.”

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  • rocknmovie

    Well, Obama has class, Trump has none. Like the Krapashians he is proof that money doesn’t buy class.

  • shoes4life

    Obama’s statement is presidential while Trump sounds like a fool.

  • camaslillies

    Are you seriously that stupid? Do you have no idea of the atrocities that Castro perpetrated against his people? Here, go read and educate yourself a little….

  • camaslillies
  • Do Tell

    Trump has talked like he admires baddies like Putin. Yet his “fans” are totally giving him a free pass.

    I want Donald Trump to succeed, but not because I like him so much. I want the best for our nation. But btw the 2 men and “character,” I would certainly trust President Obama over Donald Trump. I believe Trump is a chronic liar. If he were an acquaintance, how would you even know what he truly believes? He says “whatever” to get his way.

    Trump calls women fat, ugly, etc while he is overweight, out of shape, and no longer handsome… imo.

  • Do Tell

    I don’t agree with everything on any of the political sides, but our outgoing president has always showed class. I think he is a good man overall.

  • 𝓔𝔂𝓮 𝓞𝓯𝓯𝓮𝓷𝓭

    So why didn’t they rise up and overthrow him? Maybe you need an education because the majority of people living in Cuba support Castro.

  • 𝓔𝔂𝓮 𝓞𝓯𝓯𝓮𝓷𝓭

    Perhaps you should stop trying so hard to promote your blog.