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Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Should Obama attend Castro's state funeral? Should Trump?

Asked by Espiritus_Corvus (17269points) November 27th, 2016

Two things to consider:

No: In view of the long years of U.S. enmity toward Castro and his regime.

Yes: With a view toward a more amicable relationship with the new Cuban government.

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imrainmaker's avatar

I think they should considering recent developments.

flutherother's avatar

Obama should. Trump should keep as low a profile as possible on the world stage until the next four years are past. Hell’s bells I still can’t believe it.

ragingloli's avatar

Obama should, as a sign of reconciliation.
Trump should not, as for him it is just another chance for vain self promotion, as demonstrated by his last sentence in his “statement”:
I join the many Cuban-Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.”
Besides, he would cause quite the commotion by openly slagging off Castro at the event.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Do we have diplomatic relations with Cuba? Yes.

In that case it would be churlish to not attend.

josie's avatar

No. He was a dictator and a murderer.
On the other hand, if some politician wants to say goodbye to most of the votes in Miami-Dade county, they might as well go.
It would be like going to Bashar al-Assad’s funeral.

ucme's avatar

Trump would wear cuban heels & refer to the deceased as Fray Bentos, draw your own conclusions as to, under those circumstances, if he should attend or not.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

LOL. I would love to see him get arrested for snatching at Cuban coño. First the dogpile, then the shock on his face as they drag his ass away. Where’s your entitlement now, Donny?

kritiper's avatar

No. To do so would be to pay homage to the Soviets and their brand of communism.

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