Trump Talks Cuba, but All I Heard Was ‘Assata Shakur’ and All I Saw Was a ‘Blacks for Trump’ Sign

President Donald Trump speaks about policy changes he is making toward Cuba in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is continuing on his “I’m going to do the opposite of whatever Obama did” presidency tour, announcing Friday that he’s going to get tough on Cuba, including a demand that the communist country return American fugitives and name-checking Assata Shakur, née Joanne Chesimard.

“Return the fugitives from American justice, including the return of the cop killer Joanne Chesimard,” President Tang Face said to shouts of “Viva Trump,” the New York Post reports.


“To the Castro regime, I repeat, the harboring of criminals and fugitives will end. You have no choice. It will end,” President Weather Basketball Face (© Michael Harriot) said in Miami’s Little Havana.

Assata Shakur is a Queens, N.Y.-born black activist and former member of the Black Liberation Army who was convicted of killing a police officer in 1977, the Post reports.

She escaped from prison in 1984 and fled to Cuba, where she was granted political asylum, and she’s been there ever since.

According to the Post, President Dirtbag’s policy would reverse some of President Barack Obama’s restored diplomatic ties with the communist island nation. Americans would no longer be able to stay in U.S.-based hotels that operate in Cuba.


“We have invested significant resources establishing a presence in Cuba, and with one hotel open and another in the pipeline we have just begun our work creating opportunity and a more vibrant tourism sector on the island,” Marriott, the only U.S. hotel company with a property open in Cuba, said in a statement viewed by the Post.

“We are still analyzing the policy directive issued by the president today, and its full effect on our current and planned operations in Cuba may depend on related forthcoming regulations,” the company said.


Trump stood among the people in Little Havana, soaking in the applause, while in the background was some black guy with a ponytail holding a sign that read, “Blacks for Trump 2020.” Everything about this guy and his handmade sign felt staged. And, most likely, it was. Read here and here.

Also, leave Assata Shakur the fuck alone before you force her to go to Russia, and we all know the president doesn’t do any of this tough-talk shit with Russia.


Read more at the New York Post.

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