Word spread quickly tonight that President Obama, who won’t be able to make the long trip to the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral service Saturday, is planning a visit to Cuba in March. As much as he’d like to hand the deed to Guantanamo Bay back to Cuba, the United States is still holding prisoners there, despite his long-overdue promise to close the facility and his efforts to either release the captured terrorists or find them an alternate home in America.
JUST IN: Pres. Obama to travel to Cuba within the next month, according to sources with knowledge of the plan. –@JimAvilaABC
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 18, 2016
Obama had better call Cuba out for human rights violations on their own turf. https://t.co/HPugrha2gS
— McLizbuddie (@lizbuddie) February 18, 2016
Human rights violations? No need to guess what’s on the president’s agenda … the White House has put together a GIF with a little flying airplane on it explaining America’s officially hashtagged #CubaPolicy. Apparently the U.S. has become a travel agency.
— Ben Rhodes (@rhodes44) February 16, 2016
Cuba trip for Obama is a test: If he does what Reagan did when he went to Moscow he could hasten the end of the regime.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 18, 2016
@jpodhoretz chances of that happening?
— Tim Vintzel (@captain1110) February 18, 2016
@jpodhoretz Oh yeah, he will bring down the regime.
Also, the oceans will lower and the earth will heal
Excuse me while I ride my unicorn
— Roger O. Thornhill (@MortimerBrwstr) February 18, 2016
@jpodhoretz Will he be bringing the deed to Gitmo in his back pocket?
— Philip Jagoe (@philjagoe) February 18, 2016
@jpodhoretz Will he be wearing his Che shirt?
— Anthony Christiano (@archristiano) February 18, 2016
— DOC (@DaEpicDOC) February 18, 2016
— Brett (@Brett_Calabasas) February 18, 2016
@DRUDGE_REPORT Justice Castro?
— Bo Vieweg (@nwmountie) February 18, 2016
— ProudAmerican (@1776BetsyRoss) February 18, 2016
— Chuck Williams (@rightrunnercw) February 18, 2016
So he'll visit a dying Castro but not a dead Scalia. https://t.co/JBVMFxjESQ
— John Rivers (@JohnRiversToo) February 18, 2016
To those suggesting the president is fine skipping out on Justice Scalia’s funeral Saturday but will travel to Cuba, the White House’s Jesse Lee would remind you that the president and first lady will attend a viewing on Friday.
— Jesse Lee (@jesseclee44) February 18, 2016
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 18, 2016
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) February 18, 2016
— phantommut (@phantommut) February 18, 2016
— Dan (@Maverick_SS_49) February 18, 2016