WATCH: John Bolton gets MASSIVE applause when announcing Trump’s new crackdown on Cuba!

Trump has just initiated a major crackdown on Cuba that is going over very well in South Florida today.

And he’s not just cracking down on Cuba, but also Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Here’s more from Fox News:

The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded several Obama-era policies toward Cuba, while imposing tough sanctions against Venezuela and Nicaragua – as part of a new crackdown on what National Security Adviser John Bolton dubbed the “three stooges of socialism.”

Bolton outlined the steps during an event in Coral Gables, Fla., honoring veterans of the United States’ failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Among the moves being taken against Cuba, the Trump administration is restricting non-family travel to the island and limiting the amount of remittances a person in the U.S. can send to family in Cuba to $1,000 per quarter.

It’s this restriction of non-family travel to Cuba that got Bolton massive applause – even a standing ovation – today in Florida:



Wow. That went on much longer than I expected. They really do love this new crackdown!

Continuing…

Bolton also announced additions to the Cuba Restrict List, which prohibits direct financial transactions with entities tied to the communist nation’s military, intelligence, and security services.

“While the last administration wanted to improve relations with the tyrants in Havana, and to convince the world that they posed no threat, the Cuban regime tightened its grip and extended its tentacles,” Bolton said in reference to the Obama administration’s thaw in the icy relationship with Cuba.

“These new measures will help steer American dollars away from the Cuban regime, or its military and security services,” Bolton said.

The announcement aligns with the hardline stance President Trump has taken toward Cuba since taking office, especially when it comes to the country’s close ties with the government of disputed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Bolton’s speech came just hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the Trump administration will allow Cubans who fled Fidel Castro’s regime to sue companies that have used their former property on the island.

Troika of Tyranny…

Besides the new policies regarding Cuba, the Trump administration took action against the other two countries in Bolton’s so-called “troika of tyranny”: Venezuela and Nicaragua.

The U.S. is imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Venezuela, arguing that the bank has been instrumental in propping up the Maduro regime. The move, which is aimed at restricting U.S. transactions with the bank and cutting off the bank’s access to U.S. currency, is meant to be a warning to others, including Russia, against deploying military assets to Venezuela to help Maduro stay in power, Bolton said.

“The United States will use its economic tools to the maximum capacity to constrict Maduro and ensure that his cronies no longer pilfer what rightfully belongs to the people of Venezuela,” Bolton said.

What this is about really is fighting communism. Cuba is at the center of this fight the sanctions are designed to try and force them to end their support for Venezuela’s Maduro.

This is what Obama should have been doing instead of trying to play footsies with the commies.

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Conserve 58
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Please. Asking Obama to stop playing footsies with his fellow islamic terrorists and communists is like asking Maxine Waters to stop talking about Trump. It ain’t gonna happen.

I love the “three stooges of communism” remark from Bolton.

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Good.

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I still like that stache guy…

Footsies? Obummer is a muslim communist lover…whatever it takes to destroy US as a national world power.

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$4,000 in remittances per year is still a lot of money in Cuba. It’s 106,000 pesos. The average income in Cuba is around $32 a month (equivalent). Sending $1,000 in a quarter would be making them rich. Evidently this is targeted at people that send massive amounts of money that is being used for other purposes….maybe?

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Excellent Trump. Kudos!

sjmom
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Glad to see they’re targeting Nicaragua and Venezuela as well as Cuba.

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Tell you what, this guy Bolton could be the best of all of the “Presidents Men.”

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Bolton, Pompeo, and Nikki Haley are my favorites thus far.

bigsir74
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Thanks Kram,those additions really improved my comments nicely.

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I’d add Ajit Pai (Chair FCC) and Jim Bridenstine (NASA Administrator), and throw in Rick Perry (SecEnergy) as well.

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As you say that, I hear Perry is running for the exits.

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Doing this to Cuba while letting China (who actively seeks to harm US economic and security interests) get away is pretty lame. There’s only so many Cubans in FL who vote R, and the age group that votes R is dying off real fast.

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Umm….Cuba isn’t China.

Thor77
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Yeah, Cuba has no economy and cant fight back

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Well … yeah? Cuba is a little pissant and we shouldn’t hesitate to use our advantages to implement our policies. China has a big economy and nukes. We need to be more careful. How is being strategic “lame”?

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That’s the thing about pissants … we usually don’t care about them. … Unless a certain vote bank is being courted. Otherwise no one would give a Fock about Cuba. We’d be complaining about their people coming in on rafts instead and breaking our laws.

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They are trying to undo all the problems caused by the Obama Administration and doing a pretty good job in between the negotiations with China.

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AvatarThor77 Trump would not have had to do this if Obama hadn’t gotten cozy with the Commies. Then again, Commies are Obama’s own ilk aren’t they?

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Thank you sjmom, you’ve echoed my exact thoughts.

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@Scope formerly pinecone…………………….GMTA

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Parents and grandparents were commies. It’s in BOs DNA!

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sjmomsjmom The Obama doings he should undo are Obamacare and immigration. Cuba is a fart in the wind … distractions

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AvatarThor77 If he got a cooperative Congress he’d be to undo both.

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If he got a cooperative Congress he’d be to undo both.

He had one for his first two years in office, or at least as close to one as he’ll get for the remainder of his presidency.

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C.W. SmithC.W. Smith He should have one for his last term because I don’t see the Dems doing anything in 2020………..and when the truth comes out about how the Dems tried to get Trump out of office they’ll be fortunate to win garbage collector.

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He should have one for his last term because I don’t see the Dems doing anything in 2020………..and when the truth comes out about how the Dems tried to get Trump out of office they’ll be fortunate to win garbage collector.

I guess we’ll just have to cross our fingers and hope for that last one…no offense intended, at all, but I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t hold my breath.

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sjmomsjmom Obama made it a point to cozy up and to support the islamic and communist regimes while ignoring Israel. His allegiance to the islamo savages and the marxists was blatantly obvious.

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AvatarThor77

Hopefully Trump will play hardball with China too. Since China owns a lot of our debt, it will be significantly more complex.

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I agree with you. But this approach with Cuba has not worked for decades. Why do people think it will work now?

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Sure. Totally even comparison.

In fantasyland.

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AvatarThor77 You can’t begin to compare Cuba to China. That’s like comparing a Chihuahua to a bull mastiff. Furthermore, Trump isn’t singling out Cuba. He’s putting Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua on notice. Cuba has been directly involved in spreading communism throughout South America.

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Conserve 58Conserve 58 Thats the point … Cuba is not worth bothering with. All we end up doing is fattening up the dictators while the people suffer. Name a policy that has worked on Cuba for the last 50 years and I’ll listen.

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