Pence Mocks Raul Castro After Election: ‘Looks Like You’re The One Leaving’

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The President will re-institute some of the restrictions on travel to Cuba and U.S. business dealings with entities tied to the Cuban military and intelligence services.
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HAVANA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is responding to outgoing Cuban leader Raul Castro, telling him on Twitter that “we’re here standing with the Cuban people.”

Pence tweeted in response to a quote from Castro, who said Pence “couldn’t take it and left” during his appearance last weekend at an international summit in Peru.

Pence responds, “looks like you’re the one leaving,” and says the U.S. won’t rest until Cuba “has free & fair elections, political prisoners are released & the people of Cuba are finally free! (hashtag)CubaLibre”

The vice president walked out of the Summit of the Americas when Cuba’s foreign minister was recognized to speak after him. Pence slammed Cuba as a “tired communist regime” in his speech.

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