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Biden Issues Embarrassing Statement on Cuba Uprising, Americans Remind Him What It’s Really About

    President Biden, or more accurately, his communications team, issued a carefully worded statement on Monday that seemed to support the Cuban people’s uprising against “freedom.”

    “We stand with the Cuban people as they bravely assert their fundamental and universal rights, and as they all call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering,” the Twitter statement says.

    The full statement says: “We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime. The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights. Those rights, including the right of peaceful protest and the right to freely determine their own future, must be respected. The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves.”

    This carefully crafted response is missing two words: Socialism or Communism. This inherently “authoritarian” economic system is responsible for the economic hardship, suffering, and repression of the Cuban people.

    Americans did not hesitate to remind him of this fact.

    On Sunday, a State Department official’s statement veiled the reason for the Cuban uprising as related to the COVID pandemic.

    “Peaceful protests are growing in #Cuba as the Cuban people exercise their right to peaceful assembly to express concern about rising COVID cases/deaths & medicine shortages,” Julie Chung, the Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, tweeted. “We commend the numerous efforts of the Cuban people mobilizing donations to help neighbors in need.”

    There was a simple retort on Twitter that many people seemed to agree with:

    This is the reason for the allegation. Here are videos from the Cuban demonstrations.

    Attorney Ron Coleman had a particularly cynical remark that required piling onto.

    There were a number of media outlets that also blamed the Cuba uprising on the COVID pandemic. The New York Times’ tweet in particular stood out.

    “Shouting ‘Freedom’ and other anti-government slogans, hundreds of Cubans took to the streets in cities around the country on Sunday to protest food and medicine shortages, in a remarkable eruption of discontent not seen in nearly 30 years,” the Times wrote. Of course, the mainstream media and the Biden administration are both misleading Americans about the situation in Cuba. And the obvious reason is that they feel a kinship with Cuba’s oppressive communist system and want to deceive Americans about its true nature.

    Senator Marco Rubio reminded everyone what is actually going on in Cuba.

    This is a ridiculous tweet from StateDept,” Rubio tweeted. “People in #Cuba are protesting 62 years of socialism, lies,tyranny & misery not “expressing concern about rising COVID cases/deaths. Why is it so hard for POTUS & the people in his administration to say that?”

    I think Americans know the answer.


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