Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
(Cleve Wootson, Jr., The Washington Post) – Donald Trump has weighed twice on the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
The president-elect offered up a four-word tweet shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, saying simply: “Fidel Castro is dead!”
Trump followed that up a few hours later with a lengthier statement, in which he called Castro a “brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades” and said he hoped Castro’s death gave Cuban Americans “the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.”
“Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights,” the statement said.