Rubio Rips Obama Statement on Castro: Absolutely ‘Pathetic’
President Obama has received a lot of criticism for his moderated statement on the death of Fidel Castro, and one of the toughest responses has come from Senator Marco Rubio:
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 26, 2016
Rubio’s own statement recalled Castro as an “evil, murderous dictator” and brought up the struggles the people of Cuba still face.
On CNN this morning, Rubio talked about working with President Donald Trump on taking a tougher stance with Cuba, saying, “So far he’s said all the right things.”
Bash asked him about his reaction to Obama’s statement, and Rubio was relentless:
“What I called pathetic is not mentioning whatsoever in that statement the reality that there are thousands upon thousands of people who suffered brutally under the Castro regime. He executed people, he jailed people for 20 to 30 years, the Florida straits––there are thousands of people who lost their lives fleeing his dictatorship. And not to acknowledge any of that in the statement I felt was pathetic, absolutely.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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