November 28, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter with a threat to ‘terminate’ new executive actions that took steps to normalize relations with Cuba if the U.S. is unable to get concessions.
President Obama in 2014 took a series of steps to loosen economic, travel, and business restrictions, even as the U.S. embargo remains in place by force of law.
Leading trump advisors said on Sunday following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro that conditions would have to improve for the recent changes to remain in place.
Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning to make his own views on the latest policy position known – after tweeting Saturday morning about Castro’s death.
‘If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal,’ Trump warned.
During the campaign Trump had criticized Obama’s executive actions, and campaigned in parts of Florida with a strong Cuban-American presence. But it wasn’t clear precisely what policies Trump might undo – or whether he would allow some of the slackening to remain in place.
This article was posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 at 10:33 am