Priebus Says Trump Demands Better Deal From Cuba

While campaigning, President-elect Trump was strongly opposed to Obama’s 2014 deal between the U.S. and Cuba. It looks like he will be keeping his promise to void that deal unless updated demands are met by the Cuban government.

Reince Priebus, Trump’s future Chief of Staff, told Fox News Sunday“President-elect Trump has been pretty clear,” … “We’ve got to have a better deal.”

“Trump, during his successful White House bid, argued against President Obama’s 2014 executive action that attempts to “normalize” relations between the United States and the communist country.

Obama used executive actions to ease sanctions against Cuba. The president ended the 180-day ban on ships docking at U.S. ports after sailing from Cuba, paved the way for doctors to work with Cuban researchers on medical investigations and allowed Americans to travel to Cuba in cultural exchange programs.

Obama visited Cuba in March, becoming the first president since Calvin Coolidge to visit the island nation. Coolidge took the trip in 1928.

Trump, during a campaign stop in September, said if elected president he would void Obama’s deal unless Cuba met his demands, which included “religious and political freedom for the Cuban people and the freeing of political prisoners.””

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