Trump, a Dangerous President

Miguel Arias Sanchez

Donald Trump. Photo:

HAVANA TIMES — The process of establishing bilateral relations between Cuba and the US has been hurt lots of times. The Cuban government position has always been the same, inflexible and with its backward politics. And with regard to the US, US policy towards Cuba being relaxed or made more hardline depends on the President sitting in the Oval office.

Over 50 years of banging heads and tension. History picks up on how softening the grip on Cuba cost Kennedy his life, then other presidents came along who had a less hostile policy towards our country, such as James Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. There’s no doubt about it, Obama was a charismatic and intelligent president who has been the one to make the greatest effort during his term in office to bring closer, improve and normalize relations between these two people and governments.

Now, Trump has come along, and I must clarify that I’m not that interested in politics, my father used to say that politics is the dirtiest business there is and that the only people who benefit from it are the politicians themselves.

However, you don’t have to be a politician or capitalist or socialist, or Catholic or atheist to realize when somebody is doing something absolutely reprehensible.  Let’s take a look at him then from a human point of view.

Ever since this man took the presidency, he hasn’t done anything but create problems for the entire world. Firstly, he doesn’t want immigrants in his country, when it was precisely the immigrants who built and raised up his country. He has taken part in wars in the Middle East and now, he is creating tension with North Korea, who are crazy people too who don’t sit with their arms crossed. The world’s peace of mind hangs on a strand of thread and this thread is in Trump’s hands.

He is even criticized by thousands of people in his own country who want to live in peace and see their children and grandchildren grow and develop in a better world, without wars or epidemics or disease that result from these.

The president of the most powerful country on Earth made a fool out of himself in Puerto Rico recently. After Hurricane Irma hit the island so hard, where over half the population still doesn’t have any electricity, he compared the consequences of this hurricane with Katrina, just by counting the number of fatalities, as if that the number of people killed is the only problem that hurricanes cause. He isn’t interested in what is happening on the island of Puerto Rico, his colony; he is just worried that the funds for disaster relief aid have finished.

That’s why his throwing rolls of toilet paper to people living a tragedy seems to make sense, it’s all part of a joke on those in need. This man is a millionaire who, after having tried everything, is now keeping himself entertained by playing at how to lead a country, and he’s doing it with all the skills he has for this magnificent role: none.

Miguel Arias

Miguel Arias Sánchez: I was born in Regla in 1949. That’s where I went to elementary and high school. Afterwards I took courses to be a teacher and did that for several years. I did my military service and as soon as I got out I studied formally to be a teacher graduating at the University of Havana. I taught in classrooms for nearly 20 years. I had the opportunity to travel and see another reality. I returned and am currently doing different self-employed activities.

22 thoughts on “Trump, a Dangerous President

  • December 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Firstly Kennedy Earle Clarke, it is factual to state that Fidel Castro urged Nikita Khruschev to make an initial nuclear strike upon the US. Secondly it is factual that in response Nikita Khruschev in rejecting Castro’s request pointed out that complying with Castro’s wishes would undoubtedly start a Third World War.
    You say that Fidel Castro “never unilaterally did anything in Cuba without consultation with his other comrades.” With who did he consult prior to writing to Khruschev? Do let us all know who the other warmongers were?
    You sneer at my not providing a photograph of myself, knowing as a communist supporter that doing so could lead to the imprisonment without trial of my wife and myself. You ask from whom I am hiding, the answer is MININT and the CDR and communist repression.
    My integrity is not at stake any more than that of Cuban dissidents. What is at stake Kennedy Earle Clarke is freedom. I support freedom, you don’t, for which I pity you.

  • December 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I note Kennedy Earle Clarke that you don’t have the courage to respond to the Editors invitation to comment upon the article he provided.
    Obviously you are a pussy cat in disguise, luxuriating in your island retreat, but unable to actually provide useful commentary.

  • December 4, 2017 at 6:16 am

    I can tell you what it isn’t….Cuba.

  • December 4, 2017 at 6:12 am

    What an incredibly ill-informed comment. Obama said nothing that would even remotely imply a return to the policies that preceded the Castro dictatorship. Stop making things up simply to make a contrarian comment.

  • December 3, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Yes brother Moses, Obama came and thinned out the thaw, but Cuba is sovereign and who is Obama or any other President to tell it how to govern itself or what political system it must follow? Obama should have been more genuine, diplomatic and professional in his approach and accepted Cuba for what it is and not trying to remake it into what it was under Batista? Cuba would definitely not have made the strides and gain the RESPECT of the International Community if it had followed the same pathway it overthrew with the US backed and supported Batista Regime? A TRUE MEANINGFUL REVOLUTION is always intended to bring about meaningful change. Not to continue what it overthrew!

  • December 3, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Come on brother Carlyle. You fully well know that the implementation of weapons on Cuban Soil was to defend the sovereignty of the Cuban Revolution which was threatened by the USA. Do you forget the Bay of Pigs Invasion? Did you forget the onslaught on the pig industry? The many cases of dengue fever? Why are you so conveniently forgetful brother Carlyle? Every one knows who I am by my photo, whyare you hiding and continue to hide yours? Are you for real brother? What are you hiding? From whom are you hiding? You fully well know that Fidel.Castro never unilaterally did anything in Cuba without consultation with his other comrades. Why do you always endeavour to present distorted facts? In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this quote is coined,”This above all else,To thine own self be true and it must follow as the night the day. Thou cans’t not then, be false to any man!” Kindly desist from your propagandering and present truthful facts. Your INTEGRITY is at stake brother!.

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