Donald Trump weighs in on Cuban leader’s death: ‘Fidel Castro is dead!’

During his campaign, Trump had threatened to reverse the historic rapprochement between US and Cuba realised under President Barack Obama.

By: AFP | Washington | Updated: November 26, 2016 9:14 pm
donald trump, trump, trump castro, fidel castro death, castro death, trump castro, trump castro death, trump cuba, trump on fidel castro, world news Trump had said during his campaign that he would reverse the concessions granted to Cuba unless the Castro regime met his demands. (Source: AP Photo/File)

President-elect Donald Trump Saturday weighed in on the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, tweeting simply “Fidel Castro is dead!” Castro died aged 90 after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule. During his campaign, Trump threatened if elected to reverse the historic rapprochement between the two countries realised under President Barack Obama. “All of the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order, which means the next president can reverse them and that I will do unless the Castro regime meets our demands,” he said in September.

“Those demands will include religious and political freedom for the Cuban people and the freeing of political prisoners,” he added.