One of the worst-kept secrets in official Washington this week is that the president will jet to Miami Friday and formally announce the reversal of President Obama’s 2015 orders that opened Cuba up to the U.S. after more than half a century.
The only real question is how far Trump will go. Will he cut off all or just some of the orders that permitted trade and travel by Americans with the communist-ruled island?
Newsmax asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday for more. “That's a good try,” replied Spicer with a laugh. “I will say that when we have an announcement on the president's schedule, we'll let you know. But just stay tuned. We have a very busy week — an ambitious agenda this week.”
Obama’s orders in 2015 led to a massive flow of tourists to Cuba. But Trump has been under strong pressure to reverse the orders from prominent Republican leaders in the Cuban-American community such as Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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