NO HUG FOR OBAMA – Raul Castro Rejects & Deflects Hug from Obama. Obama left hanging.
A historic meeting between US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro concluded in an awkward moment of epic proportions with Obama’s arm left dangling limply after Castro appeared to knock back a hug from the American leader.
The two leaders were concluding a press conference, where they announced the signing of several agreements to increase cooperation and economic investment between the two countries, when the cringeworthy moment occurred. Embargo is going to end’: Obama, Raul Castro speak after historic meeting in Cuba As the pair came together to pose for pictures, Castro held up Obama’s arm. But instead of the grasped hands of unity that you often expect from such photo ops, Obama’s arm appeared to be limp.
Obama is the first US President to visit Cuba in 88 years and all eyes and cameras were on the two men addressed the media. The powerful photo opportunity was tainted as a result of some kind of misunderstanding – and makes for some hilarious viewing.
Donald Trump accuses Cuban dictator Raul Castro of ‘disrespecting’ Obama by not meeting president on Havana runway at beginning of historic visit.
President Barack Obama arrived in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday evening His historic visit to Cuba is the first by a U.S. president for nine decades But Cuban dictator Raul Castro was not waiting at airport to greet Obama Donald Trump said the snub showed Castro had ‘no respect’ for president Obama was instead met by Cuba’s foreign minister – and torrential rain President will meet Castro tomorrow, but not his infamous father, Fidel.
Donald Trump accused Cuban dictator Raul Castro of ‘disrespecting’ Barack Obama after the communist leader failed to greet the president as he arrived in Havana.
The front runner for the Republican presidential nomination said Obama’s historic visit to Cuba was ‘a big deal’ and that Castro should have been there to shake the president’s hand on arrival.
Obama, who arrived at Havana international airport on Sunday afternoon, was instead met by Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez – and a deluge of pouring rain.
Trump, who has previously backed Obama in thawing relations with the communist island state, said Castro should have made more effort.
‘Wow, President Obama just landed in Cuba, a big deal, and Raul Castro wasn’t even there to greet him. He greeted Pope and others. No respect,’ Trump tweeted.
The billionaire real estate mogul last year said ‘the concept of opening with Cuba is fine’, but said President Obama had not struck a good enough deal with Castro.