The president of the United States, Donald Trump, granted an interview this Friday to the Republican influencer and activist, Alexander Otaola, in which he took the opportunity to send a message to his Cuban-American base in Miami.
“I think the freedom of Cuba is going to be one of my great triumphs,” Trump told Otaola at the Trump National Doral golf club in Miami.
Otaola hosts the show Hi! Ota-ola , produced by Cubans around the World , a news website about the island. The interview was conducted thanks to the management of Cuban-American congressman Mario Díaz-Balart.
The program Hello! Ota-ola had an audience this Friday of more than 30,000 people on its YouTube and Facebook platforms.
At the meeting, Trump again attacked the policy of rapprochement of former President Barack Obama of which he has been very critical
At the meeting, Trump once again attacked the policy of rapprochement of former President Barack Obama, of which he has been very critical. The president has reversed most of the previous administration’s policies on Cuba and imposed harsh sanctions on the island in an attempt to force Havana to abandon its ally, the Nicolás Maduro regime.
Trump, referring to Obama’s pact with the Castros, recalled that one of the first things he eliminated as soon as he assumed the presidency. “It was an agreement terrible that made the regime rich. Now this regime is very poor and many things are going to happen. People are uniting here for the freedom of Cuba. Nicaragua and Venezuela have the same problem. “
The president assured that he has been a friend “for a long time with the Latino communities from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. What they want is to be free.”
“All Cuban Americans are very happy with Trump, with me. I think I have 95% [de popularidad] in the polls because they know [que la libertad de Cuba será conquistada]”, he claimed.
Trump once again promised support to Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans. “You are going to get something that nobody ever dreamed would happen. Look what we have done with Israel and with other places,” he said.
All Cuban Americans are very happy with Trump, with me. I think I have 95% popularity in the polls because they know that the freedom of Cuba will be conquered
Otaola asked the president to send him a list of Cuban artists allegedly linked to “ the dictatorship “ who have visas to travel to the United States. “Can we get you this list so you can check these people?” Asked the host.
“Those people that you don’t want to have here, if you give me the list, count on me. We don’t just talk, we do things,” Trump replied.
The list contains names of Cuban artists, scientists and intellectuals whom Otaola has accused of being close to the government. Among them are the journalist Irma Shelton, the opposition Antonio Rodiles, the singer Haila María Mompié, and the meteorologist José Rubiera, among others.
Otaola thanked Trump “for all the efforts he has made against communism.”
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