As top White House adviser Carlos Díaz-Rosillo makes the rounds of our Miami television talk shows, those of us who voted for President Donald Trump expecting change in U.S. policy toward the repressive despots in Cuba, Iran and Venezuela and elsewhere are discomfited and disturbed.
We are disturbed because not only has nothing substantive occurred, but that the previous president’s accommodating policies toward such countries are moving ahead as if there had been no election on Nov. 8.
For instance, the current report that 55 U.S. senators are giddily advocating fewer restrictions on Cuba travel and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement that Iran is “in compliance” with a deal one expected would be junked, and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s suggested further failed dialogue between Venezuela’s opposition and its brutal oppressor (which legitimizes the oppressor and allows him to subvert the opposition) are disturbing.
Rightfully, therefore, supporters and opponents of President Trump ask alike, “What’s going on here?”
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