President Obama's and Trump's Statements on the Death of Castro Couldn't Be Any More Different

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In the wake of Fidel Castro's death, the American people are looking to the press and President Obama for the significance of the communist dictator's passing.

The press has been virtually romanticizing the passing of the communist leader, who presided over the nation's economic stagnation and repression from his overthrow of Cuban strongman Batista in 1959 to his turnover of the reigns to the regime to his brother Raul in 2008.

The New York Times' headline illustrates the thorn in the side to the U.S. and the Western Hemisphere that Castro had been for nearly fifty years: Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90.

President Obama gave the following statement on the passing of Fidel Castro:

The president's offering of condolences to Fidel Castro's family and assurances that the U.S. remains a “friend and partner” to the communist regime led in nepotistic fashion by his brother Raul Castro speaks volumes.

The message was unmistakable to those who do not share the president's obvious sympathy for the Castro regime:

As is so often the case with the left-wing press and President Obama, it's often what is not said that is the most revealing. Compare this with Trump's single line: