Wednesday 18 October 2017

'No respect' - Donald Trump slams Raul Castro for not greeting Obama on arrival in Cuba

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona. Photo: Reuters
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona. Photo: Reuters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking Cuban president Raul Castro to task for not welcoming President Barack Obama at the airport in Havana.

Mr Trump tweeted: "Wow, President Obama just landed in Cuba, a big deal, and Raul Castro wasn't even there to greet him. He greeted Pope and others. No respect."

Mr Trump has said, if elected president he would try to negotiate a better deal with Cuba, but has also said he's "fine" with the US pursuing a new approach.

His top rival for the Republican nomination, Ted Cruz, is the son of a Cuban and opposes Mr Obama's policy.

Mr Castro makes relatively few public appearances. But Mr Castro did greet Pope Francis on arrival during a September trip to Cuba and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill last month.

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