President Trump is soon going to announce a rollback of Obama-era policies in regards to Cuba, according to an exclusive report from The Daily Caller.
Two sources told the Daily Caller that the development is a product of hark work behind-the-scenes by Sen. Marco Rubio (R), Sen. Bob Menendez (D), and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R).
President Obama worked hard to instigate changes to U.S. policies regarding Cuba during his two terms. He stopped the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, allowed open travel to Cuba, loosened business restrictions in regards to country, and re-established “diplomatic relations”.
The Daily Caller with the exclusive report:
President Donald Trump is set to announce a rollback of former President Barack Obama’s policies toward Cuba, The Daily Caller has learned.
Two sources told TheDC that the development is due to the behind-the-scenes efforts of Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.
This information coming from an anti-embargo group, which spoke on the condition of anonymity, was confirmed Sunday by John Kavulich of the nonpartisan U.S. – Cuba Trade and Economic Council. “The Trump Administration has been ‘ready’ since February 2017 to announce changes, but issues unrelated to Cuba have intervened,” Kavulich said.
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These moves were applauded along bipartisan lines, but Cuban hardliners weren’t pleased. Trump himself has been on both sides of the issue. He told TheDC in 2015 that the “concept of opening with Cuba is fine,” but on the campaign trail he threatened to “terminate” deals that the Obama administration made with Cuba.