Obama and Biden will be skipping Fidel Castro’s funeral

Obama and Biden will be skipping Fidel Castro’s funeral
President Barack Obama points to members of the audience while speaking at Capital University Field House in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. Obama kicked off a week of campaigning for Democrat Hillary Clinton leading up to Election Day. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In the wake of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s death, many leaders have spoken of the man with either reverence or contempt. President Barack Obama himself gave a rather diplomatic response that seemed a bit too friendly for some, and gave “condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people.”

His friendliness to the Cubans in regards to Castro’s death did not sit well for many, as they wished for a response that leant more toward condemning Castro’s past deeds of terror, death, and dictatorship. Something more along the lines of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).

Furthermore, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Obama’s comments were pathetic.

This may have lent to the recent decision of both Obama and Vice President Joe Biden skipping Castro’s funeral next week according to the White House. Press secretary Josh Earnest says reporters should “stay tuned” for announcements should any U.S. official decide to attend.

Obama is the only sitting president in 88 years that has paid a visit to Cuba. When he did so, he was lambasted for taking a picture in front of a giant mural of murderous Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. With his words and actions far too close to friendly to communist leaders, it’s likely best that Obama put some distance between himself, his administration, and Cuba.

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