President Obama said that he “personally would not disagree” with some of Cuban President Raul Castro’s criticisms of America
“President Castro, I think, has pointed out that in his view making sure that everybody is getting a decent education or health care, has basic security and old age, that those things are human rights as well. I personally would not disagree with him,” Obama said.
Obama Welcomes Castro’s Criticism of America: ‘I Personally Would Not Disagree’
“But it doesn’t detract from some of these other concerns. And the goal of the human rights dialogue is not for the United States to dictate to Cuba how they should govern themselves, but to make sure that we are having a frank and candid conversation around this issue. And hopefully that we can learn from each other.”
Associated Press reporter Peter Orsi said there was a “collective gasp” in the press room when Obama paused in front of the Che Guevara sculpture in Revolution Square:
This is one of the proudest moments in his failed presidency, to happily stand for a photo-op in front of radical revolutionary Che Guevara. I wonder if Bill Ayers is hiding somewhere in the background.
— Peter Orsi (@Peter_Orsi) March 21, 2016
After a joint press conference with President Obama in Cuba, Raul Castro shook hands with the United States leader and tried to lift the arm of the president in a triumphant salute.
But Obama’s hand and wrist went limp as Castro lifted it up, making for an awkward exchange at the end of their historic press conference.
This photo perfectly summarizes everything that Obama stands for: a limp-wristed handshake with a Communist who is easily controlling him and the entire event.
Pathetic, and gut-wrenchingly accurate.