Sunday, November 27, 2016

Donald Trump will undo Cuba deal absent major changes, Reince Priebus says

Via Billy

 FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump, left, stands with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during an election night rally in New York. Trump on Sunday named Priebus as his White House chief of staff. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

President-elect Donald Trump will undo the historic diplomatic reset with Havana put in place by the Obama administration unless the Cuban government addresses rampant human rights abuses, lack of freedom of speech and religion, and the taking of political prisoners, incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday.

Mr. Priebus, formerly the head of the Republican National Committee-turned-top Trump adviser, said the president-elect is keeping an open mind on the heels of the death of longtime Cuban strongman Fidel Castro, but will demand major changes before continuing a diplomatic relationship.

“We’ve got to have a better deal. We’re not going to have a unilateral deal from Cuba coming back to the United States without some changes in their government,” Mr. Priebus said. “There is going to have to be some movement in order to have a relationship with the United States.”

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