Trump Thanks The “Cuban Americans Who Supported Me So Greatly” In Statement On Fidel Castro’s Death

“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. 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.

“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. I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.” – Donald Trump, via press release.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    (Slaps hand to forehead) 4 years of this? Hell no.

  • Lazycrockett

    Bigly.

  • Mark

    Yes, Donnie…it’s all about you. There is nothing that isn’t all about you. You. You. You. You ought to shoot yourself to outer space so you can take your place among the stars……

    • Ray Taylor

      Donnie shining brightly. See there?

  • Dawn

    I CANNOT EVEN TAKE THIS BULLSHIT THIS MORNING LET ALONE FOR THE NEXT FOUR GODDAMN YEARS. Universe help us, Jill Stein save us, Electoral college hear our desperate cries…somebody please do something.

    • Mark

      I keep hoping the Big Red Boat will offer a 4 year cruise…..

      • thatotherjean

        Where’s an island in the middle of nowhere when you need one?

      • Silver Badger

        A three hour tour at least.

    • Xiao Ai

      Jill Stein won’t save anyone. We have to save ourselves. πŸ˜‰

  • BearEyes

    tacky is as tacky does.

  • Eric Lewis

    Cuba lost a fascist leader and America gained one.

    • Cuba lost a fascist leader of 50 years and America gained one for 4 years.

      • AdamTh

        You are being very optimistic. (Or as the new Dear Leader might say… “very, very, very optimistic”)

        • Ray Taylor

          Donnie shining bigly.

        • I am being realistic…every President inherits a “mess” from the previous one and leaves a “mess” for the next one…no one gets in or leaves clean as determined by the American political machine as well as the American populace.

  • JT

    What an asswipe.

  • Oikos
    • Nychta

      Great article, thanks. Interesting that Kingsolver writes for The Guardian. I wonder if any U.S. press picked up her essay.

      • Oikos

        Only place I’ve seen it so far.

  • PickyPecker
    • AtticusP

      Bingo!

      I probably wouldn’t mind the narcissism so much if Donald Trump weren’t such a fucking asshole, too.

      • Ray Taylor
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    • PhilBob13

      Little boy has to constantly tell people who likes him and throw tantrums about those that don’t. PE Whiny Ass.

    • Jeffrey
    • Captain Jack

      All about him and how much money he can make off them..

      • Oh’behr

        Exactly. When will Trump, er, Scion hotels be in Cuba.

    • Philly Mike

      Yesterday I was waiting for a post “I meet Florence Henderson once, a great lady, and she liked me hugely”

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        He was probably afraid to talk to her in case she had the same reaction that Carol Burnett had when she was asked about him. All she could do was laugh.

    • lattebud

      This belongs on a sweatshirt at Cafe Press… with the battery powered lighting effects

    • DJ John Bear

      “Enough about me. What do you think about me??”

  • Mark

    This oyster has a fucked up pebble….

  • Sam_Handwich

    Sad!

  • Acronym Jim

    Now that is NOT diplomacy.

  • JIM W

    This Son-of-an-Orangutan is only the president-elect, why is he addressing the nation at Thanksgiving and about dead dictators? Go away until January 20th.

    • canoebum

      He has hotels to build in Havana. Why wait until January 20th?

  • Everything is ALWAYS about HIM.

  • Treant
    • Robincho

      Where do we sign up to go fuck this guy here?…

      • Treant

        I know, right? He’s adorable.

        • Robincho

          Definitely no sadz-in-pantz with this one, nosirree… πŸ˜‰

        • ByronK

          Quite the magical wand!

      • Oh’behr

        Where do we go to let him fuck us? For us bottoms!

        Hell, I’d settle for a cuddle and a kiss.

  • Lena

    I can only imagine the State of the Union speeches in the next four years. Three ugly mugs on the TV screen.

    • Silver Badger

      I hope to see LOTS of people standing up and calling pence a liar.

    • Sam_Handwich

      he’ll probably phone it in from Rump Tower

    • lattebud

      Paul Ryan will be sitting behind him thinking, “Oh, I need to pick up my laundry. And shirts, gotta pick up protein powder. Do I have vodka in my office? Xanax?”

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        He can join RNC PR BS in the breakfast of choice: Bailey’s drenched cereal.

    • kanehau

      Um… I’m thinking Trump will Tweet his SOTU. I mean, can’t be much more than “I’m making america great again”. Fits well in the format.

  • bambinoitaliano

    He is now the self appointed town crier for America. Apparently Fox news is too complicated to understand. Me Trump, you stupid is the newest way to communicate.

  • I prefer Obama’s response.
    I prefer Obama.

  • Silver Badger

    I find all of the celebration of Castro’s death to be repugnant. However, since the rise of pence I can understand it.

    • Friday

      No class in this “President-elect.” It’s also damn counterproductive: what’s he think, he’s going to stage a glorious Bay of Pigs retry on the wings of…. A retired old Commie dying of old age?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “Bay of Pigs” — Secret Service codename for Trump Tower HQ.

  • gaymex1

    lol. What a clueless clown.
    Maybe he should ask why Castro arose.
    Batista, who’s that? Don’t know him personally, but all the best people tell me he was a nasty man. Sad.

  • Michael R
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      A girl can dream.

  • Piernudo15

    Does he even know what totalitarian means?

    • Treant

      It means he owns everything.

      • Piernudo15

        I remember one time my friend’s husband was expressing his dismay with Dubya and he said, “All I ask from my president is that he be smarter than me.”
        Sadly, i dont think that is the case with Trump.

        • Oh’behr

          I don’t think that’s the case with the whole Trump family.

          25 watts incandescent, total.

      • Xiao Ai

        Totally!

    • Acronym Jim

      A citizen of that backwater Balkan country, Totalitaria?

    • Friday

      Pretty sure to him it means “People you need to pay off more to have a real estate or hotel-casino scam there.”

    • For Trump it means putting a one way mirror in the ladies room where they put on the Miss Teen Universe pageant so he can watch the contestants sit and pee and adjust their panties — the total toilet or totalitoiletarian experience. Wanna bet he has done that?

    • Chuck in NYC

      Well, ten bucks says he didn’t write this message alone.

  • karmanot

    Donald J. Dump is dead…….er, what’s that?……never mind….

    • Pence would be worst. At least Trump will enjoy irritating Paul Ryan by triangulating with his old Pal Chuck Schumer on issues like a trillion dollar infrastructure plan. Who knows he might decide to save Medicare and Social Security?

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Whatever irritation Trump can give Paul Ryan by cockblocking his Ayn Randian package fantasies is fine by me. I can still hate them but still enjoy that.

        • We still do not know which Donald Trump is going to show up as President — he has taken every postion from those of Bernie Sanders’ (universal health care) to David Duke’s (anti-muslim racism) in the past year. However, his cabinet choices are very frightening so far.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            Yeah, his SCOTUS choices are scary as shit, too. So it doesn’t mean that I suddenly like him. I just want him to spread the irritation around as much as possible.

          • lattebud

            It is important to talk to people about the ideas being floated and how they will impact them. Last weekend, I spoke to my 88 year old dad (who is still very sharp) about privatization of Medicare. He told me I was exaggerating the facts and “listening to the the lying media” So I sent him some real news links about how he will get a voucher and need to compare several plans to determine which is the best for him and make a selection. He forwarded my email to several friends who are also on Medicare that started with “PAUL RYAN IS TRYING TO KILL US” I was so happy he woke up to the fact that Trump and the Republican Leadership are not looking out for him nor his allies.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
        • Gianni

          It’s always entertaining to see two hated idiots, especially if they’re supposed to be on the same team, going for each other’s jugular.

    • lattebud

      His soul died when he was a child….

      • Paula

        I think his soul was eaten by a Baba Yaga when he was a toddler.

  • Friday

    As usual, this dude doesn’t mind fucking up the hemisphere if he can try and make it all about aggrandizing *himself.*

  • Up yours Trump. You were caught red handed doing business in Cuba in violation of the embargo. Don’t you have any shred of decency at all? As the only saying goes, the American public elects the President they deserve. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/us/politics/trump-cuba-florida.html On a totally unrelated note, I am getting ready to watch the Michigan — Ohio State game in 15 minutes — you can see one of my Second Life avatars, Ryce, practicing to play back up virtual quarterback — only in my dreams! yesterday.https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9364ca6977c6a878596165388abafafc3700ba2689ff9068b9b4c749d75dfbdf.jpg

  • TK

    A sickening preview of what to expect with his “foreign policies”. Yikes!!! What a bellicose dumbfuck. And of course he can only spew what is written for him. Trump is way too stupid to write that piece. I dread the next 4 years. I hear a quiet beach in coastal Ecuador calling… loudly!

  • Silver Badger

    Perhaps Cuba could use pence/trump for a few years as grief counselors or perhaps compost.

  • don’t know about veracity but it was a great line i read elsewhere:

    Fidel: i won’t die until America has been destroyed.
    America: Drumpf is president!
    Fidel: ah, I can go now.

    • Silver Badger

      I’ve seen this all over the intenets. The very best people are posting it.

      • how bigly of you to say so! πŸ˜‰

        • Silver Badger

          Anytime. No matter what our differences are, we are all family.

    • Gianni

      πŸ˜€ It’s too much! πŸ˜€

  • Barry William Teske

    President Elect Trump is gold in the eyes of his Russian Overlords.
    One wonders when the sell off will begin?

  • Brad Lathem

    “Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.”

    Somebody sounds jealous

    • Paula

      I laughed out loud and scared all the dogs when I read that on TV this morning. Irony much, Donnie? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61bd757d9341203292840c2e0685d1e5f42a22c2d4d4996e4a8984417e6d8e55.gif

      • FIRING SQUADS: the homophobic insults fired at minorities by Trump and evangelics:
        THEFT: the theft of our gay history (herstory) by near recognizing what we have done in many fields for society
        UNIMAGINABLE SUFFERING: of gay kids on the streets – kicked out of “Christian” homes – suicides of gay kids,
        POVERTY is these religious “rights” bill prevent employment and housing for gays
        DEANIAL OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: Done through these “religious rights” bills; demeaning of minorities – hatred instead of diversity

  • DoctorDJ

    Reading Obama’s, and then tRump’s, comments back-to-back is shocking.

    One is nuanced and diplomatic. The other, the rambling nonsense of a self-centered middle school bully.

    Oh, what have you done, ‘Murka?

    • it doesn’t matter. at least there will be a white man in the White House.

      • Bluto

        Orange but close enough.

        • Oh’behr

          How much cheeto dust does he roll around in each morning to get that tan?

  • Queequeg

    It is always about him, what a fucking asshole. He needs to be constantly reminded that 46% of registered voters didn’t vote and, of those who did 2 million more voted for Hillary Clinton than voted for him. He did not win bigly, in fact most people rejected his hateful message. Remind him constantly.

    • lattebud

      How how many registered voters didn’t vote at all? So 73.7% of voters didn’t vote for Trump. 73.3https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/43c4c6aabdd7bd567b5513208eaeb387b0d0c29f309c3f82b3af69e4822aa793.png

    • SoCalGal20

      I would like to point out that about 75% of CA’s registered voters voted. (A little over 18 million are registered and about 14 million voted).

      I wonder how that compares with other states.

  • Oooh, Trump sounds jealous of Castro.

  • Jeffrey

    To the Cuban Americans who supported Trump so greatly, I personally know one, the rednecks and white trash of this country cannot tell the difference between you and the Mexicans they want to deport. They aren’t into nuance.

    • IamM

      Yep. To Rethugs Black, Brown or Red skin = illegal immigrant and/or Muslim terrorist or drug runner. If you’re not White they’re going to ask for your papers.

  • Don’t you have to suck Putin’s cock to suck, Trump?

    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/119/130/f18.png

  • Cylux
  • BobSF_94117

    Anonymous sources indicate that Fidel Castro succumbed to coronary irregularities that were a side effect of the laughing fit that hit him early on November 9, 2016 while watching CNN and persisted for more than a week.

  • The_Wretched

    that man has an anus for a mouth

  • Paula

    I just can’t wait for America to be Great again. All those pesky environmental regulations will be gone, Eminent Domain prevails (for repb projects), and don’t get me started on those bothersome civil rights. /s
    x-mas will be a blast when dump brings it back.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f900b519a59017b1587e543f7851de2e796e5fadd15b4508dd61617ca45e1df2.jpg

    • Oh’behr

      What I also find scary is that it has the word Minnesota in it. These people are somewhere near me. Yikes.

  • SoCalGal20

    So did he have Raul on the phone before or after this announcement, trying to work a hotel/golf course deal in Cuba? /s

  • Tor

    Thank you, Mr. President-Elect It’s-All-About-Me.

  • Ninja0980

    Will he thank the Cuban people he did business with in violation of the embargo as well?

  • MonochromeMouse

    INB4 Trump decides to annex Cuba to “liberate” it.

  • fuzzybits

    Legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. Visions of the future?

  • Dollars to Dictators

    Next to Donald Trump, I’d say Castro is looking pretty good about now.

    To hell with any fuckwitted Cuban who supported Trump.

  • paganguy

    The classic narcissist: “Well, that’s enough about me. Let’s talk about you and what you think about me.”

  • Not at all presidential!

  • MikeBx2

    “I will be President of all Americans, except Cuban Americans. I only like the ones who voted for me, me, me.”

  • dcurlee

    If I hadn’t said it today i hate Trump

  • Gwen Hardy

    I wish the idiot would learn to speak proper grammar. He is an embarrassment to us all.

  • JCF
  • JellyDonut

    i served in Afghanistan but I am so ashamed of this country…i just cant

  • grada3784

    Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing
    squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of
    fundamental human rights.

    Why do I feel that Trump is jealous?

    • Halou

      His “Fidel Castro is dead!” tweet is uncharacteristically short, to the point and lacks the self-promoting / racist garbage that defines his general twitter activity. Then we get a long and celebratory statement that actually respects the Cuban people? I suspect it was written for him.

      I believe Trump is actually saddened by the news, because like you say it is a man of the same mind as Trump whose death is a reminder to the 70 year old never-told-no affluenza child that he is mortal just like everyone else. But also because of a shared affinity for Russia, he can’t celebrate the death of a dear ally.

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