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Jackson's Tweet Praising Castro Draws Ire

Jackson's Tweet Praising Castro Draws Ire

Jesse Jackson (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

By    |   Saturday, 26 November 2016 08:09 PM EST

Jesse Jackson praised Fidel Castro, tweeting Saturday the former Cuban president changed the world. 

But Jackson's comments drew ire as Castro, in power for nearly five decades, was mostly seen as a dictator who left Cuba in oppression and whose record on human rights was questionable. Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero said he had no words for Jackson's tweet, and earlier said he was shedding tears of joy.

"Hell has a special place for Fidel Castro, and there's one less vacancy in hell tonight," Salguero said. 

Bestselling author J.D. Vance, whose memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" is a New York Times bestseller, tweeted disavowal of Jackson's response.

 

 

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Jesse Jackson praised Fidel Castro, tweeting Saturday the former Cuban president changed the world – a comment that drew ire.
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2016-09-26
Saturday, 26 November 2016 08:09 PM
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