Communist Cuba’s official propaganda newspaper ran a big story today on how much they love Bernie Sanders:
MIAMI HERALD – Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders views on the Cuban revolution have earned him a storm of criticism in the U.S. But there’s one place where his comments have received glowing, front-page reviews: Cuba.
Granma, the Communist Party newspaper, prominently displayed a report about Sanders and his praise of “some of the social programs implemented by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.”
“U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, today one of the strongest candidates for the nomination of the Democratic Party to the November presidential elections, recognized Cuba’s role in sending doctors worldwide,” Granma said.
Adding its own analysis of the Democratic race, the newspaper said Sanders seemed “unstoppable” in his move towards the nomination.
They only wrote glowingly of him, not mentioning Bernie criticizing Castro’s authoritarianism:
Granma and several state media outlets reported the comments made by Sanders in an interview with Anderson Cooper for “60 minutes” on Sunday, in which the senator said it was “unfair” to say that “everything is bad” in Cuba, and praised the literacy campaign implemented by Fidel Castro shortly after he rose to power in 1959.
But in another example of how the Communist Party censors state media, all outlets left out the senator’s reference on “60 Minutes” to “the authoritarian nature of Cuba.”
This is from the same paper that bashes Trump…
Granma, which has published several reports bashing president Donald Trump, highlighted that Sanders, who calls himself a democratic socialist, supported the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba under Barack Obama and has called for the elimination of the embargo.
The report also mentions that Sanders had recognized the role of Cuba in sending “doctors all over the world,” another Castro initiative, but incorrectly attributed these comments, made during a debate in the 2016 elections, to the interview with Cooper.
“As expected,” Granma wrote, “his comments sparked the anger of the most extremist sector of Cuban-Americans in South Florida, who oppose any rapprochement with the Caribbean island.”
It looks to me like both Russia and Cuba want to elect Bernie Sanders. Next thing you know, North Korea is going to be praising Bernie too!