Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Trump PlansHuge Changes to Obama’s Efforts to Partner with Cuba

President Donald Trump, who attacked his predecessor’s efforts to partner with Cuban President Raul Castro, is expected Friday to announce he is rolling back large parts of former President Barack Obama’s effort to improve ties with Cuba.

Trump is expected to announce his new Cuba policy in a Friday speech in Miami.

The Obama administration normalized diplomatic relations and lifted travel and certain trade restrictions with Cuba in July 2015. The Cuban embassy in Washington and the U.S. embassy in Havana were also opened for the first time since 1961.

Fox News reported that Trump may include an order limiting American companies from dealing with businesses owned by the Cuban military.

During the campaign, Trump made no secret that he opposed Obama’s efforts to draw closer to Cuba.

“All of the concessions Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order, which means our next president can reverse them,“ Trump said in September. “And that I will do unless the Castro regime meets our demands.”

“Those demands include religious and political freedom for the Cuban people, and the freeing of political prisoners,” Trump added.

After being elected, Trump tweeted that a change was coming:

A statement from the White House on Cuban Independence Day did not mention any policy changes.

“The Cuban people deserve a government that peacefully upholds democratic values, economic liberties, religious freedoms, and human rights, and my administration is committed to achieving that vision,” Trump said in the statement from the White House.

Rep. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has advised Trump on Cuba and issued a statement noting his support of the direction in which Trump is taking American policy.

“I am confident the president will keep his commitment on Cuba policy by making changes that are targeted and strategic and which advance the Cuban people’s aspirations for economic and political liberty,” Rubio said.

“I am absolutely confident that the president is going to deliver on his word, on his commitments,” added Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. “He was very clear that he thought that President Obama, in essence, got nothing in exchange for the concessions he gave to the Castro regime.”