Two Leaders, Two Very Different Statements About the Death of Communist Butcher Fidel Castro

President-elect Donald Trump did not give the obligatory politically correct statement regarding the death of tyrannical communist dictator Fidel Castro, who died Friday night.

Trump described Fidel Castro as a “brutal dictator” who had “oppressed his own people for nearly six decades,” Saturday morning. “Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.”

Donald Trump said that Cuba “remains a totalitarian island” despite Obama’s attempt to normalize relations with the oppressive regime now led by Raul Castro, Fidel Castro’s brother, but that he’s hopeful going forward.

“While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve,” Trump said.

President-elect Trump’s statement is far different from the words of Obama about fellow Marxist Fidel Castro. Obama, who has not spoken negatively about communism or communist tyrants one time during his two terms acting as the U.S. president, cowardly said that there were “countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation” and that he would leave it to history to “record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him,” a possible wink and nod to liberal history book authors who tend to downplay the atrocities committed by communist madmen because they share the same progressive leftist agenda.

Deceptively, Obama knows that his statement regarding Castro will be recorded by history, which is why he paints the communist butcher in such flowery terms — it’s how he would like Castro to be remembered. Obama and his leftist ilk in the media are desperately trying to paint over communist Castro’s tyrannical rule.

Human Rights Watch wrote about Fidel Castro:

During his nearly five decades of rule in Cuba, Fidel Castro built a repressive system that punished virtually all forms of dissent, a dark legacy that lives on even after his death, Human Rights Watch said today.

During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms. Cuba made improvements in health and education, though many of these gains were undermined by extended periods of economic hardship and by repressive policies.

“As other countries in the region turned away from authoritarian rule, only Fidel Castro’s Cuba continued to repress virtually all civil and political rights,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch. “Castro’s draconian rule and the harsh punishments he meted out to dissidents kept his repressive system rooted firmly in place for decades.”

“Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty,” Trump said.

Meanwhile, Miami mayor Carlos Gimenez said that President-elect Trump called him Saturday morning to convey “support for and solidarity with the Cuban-American community, according to Gimenez spokesman Michael Hernández:

Fidel Castro will greet fellow godless communist and fascist butchers Stalin, Lenin, Hitler and others in Hell where they belong.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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