Samuel Case, FISM News
During a press conference with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Joe Biden called out the Cuban regime’s communist ideology.
The President described communism as “a failed a system, a universally failed system,” adding “I don’t see socialism as a very useful substitute, but that’s another story.” Biden also said the U.S. has been working on plans to send COVID-19 to Cuba and is considering the possibility of restoring the Cuban people’s access to the internet, an idea supported by Cuban protest advocate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Pres. Biden tells CBS News' @stevenportnoy that "communism is a failed a system, a universally failed system." The president goes on to say that Cuba has failed its citizens. He says he's also determining if the U.S. has capabilities to reinstate internet access in the country. pic.twitter.com/p8MNPGmQLn
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 15, 2021
The White House has been slow to mention the communist philosophy as the heart of Cuba’s oppression. Biden’s original statement on the protests in Cuba was silent on communism and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki earlier in the week painted COVID-19 vaccines and lack of economic opportunity as the real reason for protests.
On Thursday, however, Psaki admitted communism’s failures as well:
I would say communism is a failed ideology and we certainly believe that. It has failed the people of Cuba. They deserve freedom. They deserve a government that supports them, whether that is making sure they have health and medical supplies, access to vaccines, or whether they have economic opportunity and prosperity. And instead, this has been a government and authoritarian communist regime that has repressed its people and has failed the people of Cuba. Hence, we’re seeing them in the streets.
While Biden and Psaki both acknowledged the failure of the ideology they failed to attack the moral evil of communism and the mass slaughter at its hands from the 20th century onward.