Newt Gingrich has warned that President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary Of State John Kerry shouldn’t go to Fidel Castro’s funeral, labeling the deceased Cuban leader a tyrant.
From Daily Mail
The former House speaker and Trump adviser bashed Castro in a series of tweets Saturday, the latest of which concerned his upcoming state funeral.
‘Under no circumstance should President Obama or VP Biden or Secstate [sic] Kerry go to Cuba for Castro’s funeral. He was a tyrant,’ Gingrich tweeted.
Obama, Biden and Kerry have given no indication so far that they will attend Castro’s funeral on December 4.
Gingrich published several furious tweets following Castro’s death on Friday.
‘The outpouring of praise for Fidel Castro is tragic. He was a relentless dictator who imprisoned thousands, killed and tortured many Cubans,’ he wrote on Saturday.
‘Build a list of those praising Castro and you will have a list of leftists who reject reality for an ideological fantasy,’ Gingrich added in a later message.
Obama reacted to Castro’s passing on Saturday, saying in a statement: ‘At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people.
‘We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation.
‘History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.’
Kerry meanwhile said in a statement of his own: ‘We extend our condolences to the Cuban people today as they mourn the passing of Fidel Castro. Over more than half a century, he played an outsized role in their lives, and he influenced the direction of regional, even global affairs.
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