Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, desperate to gain traction with Hispanic voters in Florida, compared President Trump to the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Biden made the comments during an interview with Univision Orlando on Tuesday.
Polls have consistently shown Biden struggling with Latino voters in Florida. Politico reports that Biden’s advantage among the group is 16 points less than Hillary Clinton’s in 2016.
“Trump has more in common with Castro than with Churchill,” Biden snarled. “Look who he admires. He admires Putin, he admires Xi, he admires everyone who behaves in an authoritarian way. I am the exact opposite. I have faith in the democratic system.”
For a guy who is on record suggesting he may have to remove Trump from office by using the military, maybe invoking the name of Castro isn’t such a smart idea.
The problem the association raises for Biden grows exponentially when you recall that it was the “Obama-Biden administration,” to borrow his terminology, that normalized American relations with Castro’s brother and tyrannical successor, Raul. Obama’s statement about offering “a hand of friendship to the Cuban people” in the spring before his last year in office obscured the communist dictator’s record of oppression and murder.
Let’s not forget that the Biden nomination includes a pledge to team up with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to push a more radical agenda for the Democrat party. Or that Sanders is a great admirer and defender of the Castro regime. “We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad,” the Democrat socialist told CNN as recently as February. “When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”
Sanders also once recalled being “very excited when Fidel Castro made the revolution in Cuba.”
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Although Biden blamed Trump for Cuba’s potentially becoming a member of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council (HRC), adding that Cuba’s presence on the council “would betray Cuba’s political prisoners” and “undermine U.S. diplomacy,” Cuba was elected to the council three times while Biden was vice president.
Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban-American businessman, revealed in a speech to the Republican National Convention that if anyone closely resembled Castro, it was Biden. “I have seen people like this before. I’ve seen movements like this before. I’ve seen ideas like this before,” he said referencing radicals overtaking the Democrat party.
“I am here to tell you – we cannot let them take over our country,” Alvarez warned. “I heard the promises of Fidel Castro. And I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises. They swallowed the communist poison pill.”
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Ricardo Gomez, a former police officer in Miami, told USA Today his “family fought too hard to flee Fidel Castro’s Cuba only to end up with a socialist-leaning administration in the United States.” Biden, he believes, has adopted the socialist mindset.
“They’ve adopted Bernie Sanders, they’ve adopted the AOC model,” said Gomez. “They’re not calling the anarchists in the street burning and looting what they are … street thugs.”
“Do we want this to become another Cuba?” he asked. That’s a question Biden supporters should ask themselves before mailing in their ballots.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession