Wheels up to Cuba. Will be first visit by US pres since Coolidge in 1928 who arrived by battleship. pic.twitter.com/19oS9j9fm5
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 20, 2016
The White House’s “historic” voyage to Cuba is now underway. Senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett is pumped about leaving for Havana.
Almost time for wheels up to Cuba. My first trip. Very excited! #CubaVisit
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) March 20, 2016
Former advisor Dan Pfeiffer also chimed in with some cheerleading.
That's Change We Can Believe In https://t.co/L2kDlmgXnT
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 20, 2016
Ugh. One would think this is some game that they are playing. And in some twisted way, the White House may look at it like that.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 20, 2016
When Obama Admin officials sound like they're going on Spring Break, rather than dealing w/ a brutal dictatorship: https://t.co/4JeL83bj1H
— CapitolHillCubans (@CapitolCubans) March 20, 2016
Bet the jailed dissidents are just as excited… https://t.co/5ooXzzi5Cx
— Malei Rikud (@MaleiRikud) March 20, 2016
Spring Break vacay for the Obama Administration taking place in a land of people oppressed on the daily. Lovely. https://t.co/V3tDCSmU4L
— Holly B Thornton (@beachmamax2) March 20, 2016
While Team Obama is stoked, the situation in Cuba is anything but exciting. As we reported earlier, nine Cubans died at sea attempting to reach the United States. And now this:
BREAKING NEWS: Dozens of Cuba dissidents arrested hours before Obama arrival – AFP
— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) March 20, 2016
Obama is feckless. But hey, he's the first one there…. https://t.co/BVaV8TJhgN
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 20, 2016
This administration is either ignoring the kind of a dictatorship they are dealing with, or they have completely lost touch with reality. It’s maddening to watch.