From Fox News:
Anti-government protests broke out Sunday in Cuba demanding freedom and calling on the disbandment of the country’s communist dictatorship, all while some of the U.S.’s most outspoken, self-professed Democratic socialists appear to be in lockstep by not acknowledging the historic events unfolding on the island about 90 miles from Florida.
Fox News has emailed Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Sen. Bernie Sanders and has yet to receive a response from any of them. As of early Monday, none have even mentioned the protest on social media.
Thousands of Cubans marched on Havana’s Malecon promenade and elsewhere to protest food shortages, high prices and the coronavirus outbreak in one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in the country ever.
Police initially trailed behind as protesters chanted “Freedom,” “Enough” and “Unite.” One motorcyclist pulled out a U.S. flag, but it was snatched from him by others.
The Biden administration was criticized on social media for appearing to have difficulty finding its footing on how to respond to the protests.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, took the State Department to task over a tweet that blamed the protest on concerns over COVID-19 and not the worsening economic situation or the fact that protesters chanted, “We Want Liberty.”
“People in Cuba are protesting 62 years of socialism, lies, tyranny & misery not ‘expressing concern about rising COVID-19 cases/deaths. Why is it so hard for @Potus & the people in his administration to say that?” Rubio tweeted.
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HANNITY: Bernie Says Fidel Castro’s ‘Literacy Programs’ Made Communism Worth It
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night, Sean weighed-in on Bernie Sanders recent praise of communist dictators; saying he believes Fidel Castro’s “literacy program” was “worth it.”
“Bolshevik Bernie Sanders can’t seem to help himself. The frontrunner is now doubling-down on his praise of communism. Sure, Castro murdered tens of thousands of citizens, outlawed all freedoms, induced starvation, but -according to Bernie- his literacy program made it all worth it,” said Hannity.
“Bernie has gone out of his way to praise Cuba’s communist dictatorship. For what? A propaganda filled literacy platform?” he asked.
Watch Hannity’s opening monologue above.
MSNBC MELTDOWN: ‘That Was Not an American President, That Was a Monarch’ Like ‘Fidel Castro’
MSNBC host Joy Reid launched into an anti-Trump tirade following the President’s nomination acceptance speech at the White House Thursday night, describing the event as something reminiscent of communist Cuba.
“As I’m watching this, I’m thinking Fidel Castro… That was not an American president giving an acceptance speech. That was a monarch. It was very much like Castro used to do,” said Reid.
MSNBC's Joy Reid:
"As I'm watching this, I'm thinking Fidel Castro… That was not an American president giving an acceptance speech. That was a monarch. It was very much like Castro used to do." pic.twitter.com/Z2zNt4gmwj
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 28, 2020
Watch Reid’s comments above.