"Castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights," he said and expressed optimism for the future of Cuba after almost 60 years of communist oppression.
"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," Trump added, and assured that his administration will do everything it can to" ensure the Cuban people can begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty."
On the far left side of the aisle known as socialism, Obama said "We extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and the world around him . . . For nearly six decades, the relationship between the United States and Cuba was marked by discord and profound political disagreements."
In his blathering ideological stupidity, Obama argued that 'history' will be Castro's final 'judge.' He took Cuba off the state-sponsored terrorist list last year in spite of the continued human rights violations that continue to this day.
So let's consider a little Cuban history.
The Cuban Revolution began in July 1953 against Cuban President Fulgencio Batista and ended in January 1959.
Fidel and Raul Castro gathered 123 Movement fighters and planned multiple military installation attacks. On July 26, 1953 they attacked Moncado Barracks in Santiago and Bayamo Barracks.
The Movement was defeated and Castro's second in command, Abel Santamaria was captured, tortured and killed on the same day.
Soon after, both Castros were also captured and imprisoned. They were put on political trial and Fidel spoke for 4 hours at the trial saying finally: "Condemn me, it does not matter. History will absolve me."
Obama, afraid of "being of the wrong side of history," whatever that's supposed to mean, helped in that matter.
But I digress.
Fidel was sentenced to 15 years in prison and Raul to 13 years. However, under broad political pressure, the Batista administration freed all political prisoners and the Castros left for beautiful Mexico with other exiles.
In June 1955, Castro met and joined forces with Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a sadistic dentist and communist. They formed a group and called themselves the "26th of July Movement" in reference to the Moncada Barracks attack of 1953.
Some say the Castros killed several thousands of Cuban citizens, others say it was a lot more. An article in Quora believes the number may be as high as 100,000.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) whose father was born in Cuba said of Castro's death: "Fidel Castro's death cannot bring back his thousands of victims, nor can it bring comfort to their families. Today we remember them and honor the brave souls who fought the lonely fight against the brutal communist dictatorship he imposed on Cuba."
And if you don't believe that President Obama is a communist, or at the very least, a socialist who sympathizes with communist ideology, then you're not paying attention.
History has already been the final judge of Fidel Castro. Cuba is a poor island nation with huge divides between the elite and the average Cuban.
Check out the Havana Guide for more information on Cuba's poverty crisis to see how well communism and the Castro dictatorship has worked out for them so far.
Obama doesn't believe history is about the past--he wants it to be an altered history in the future.
Trump apparently knows what history studies.