Trump must destroy every iota of Obama's legacy, and that must include the end of rapprochement with Havana.
President Donald Trump plans on reversing a set of policies softening relations with Cuba, according to a report from The Daily Caller.
According to the report, the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, an anti-embargo group, said the Trump administration was preparing to announce the changes to Obama-era policies in a June speech in Miami. The report cites two unnamed sources who say that a bipartisan trio of senators -- Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) -- pushed for the reversal.
Obama, who became the first U.S. president to visit Cuba in almost a century last year, put in motion a series of policies to thaw relations with the Communist island nation, which had been a strategic burden throughout the Cold War.
While Obama was able to soften regulation on some kinds of trade, business and travel, Congress has refused to lift the 57-year-old embargo.
The Trump administration had put the Cuba policy under review upon taking office.
The Daily Caller report surfaceed days after Trump met with Pope Francis, who facilitated the deal between Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro.
It's not just what the history books have to say about Obama here, but Pope Francis's as well. Don't think Trump's aim isn't to somehow punish and tarnish the legacies of both men, both who have dared to defy Trump since he took office.
Trump's defining goal is to obliterate Obama from American history, one achievement at a time. Cuba normalization will be no different.