Fidel Castro passed away yesterday (November 25) at the age of 90 and the Twitter world is, of course, reacting.
Donald Trump, who took time out of what he’s supposed to be doing – appointing members to his forthcoming administration, is a part of that world and gave his reaction to the news.
“Fidel Castro is dead!” he tweeted. While the tweet kind of makes it uncertain as to what Trump’s excited over, social media believes he’s overjoyed by the Cuban revolutionary’s passing. They also gave their reaction to his excitement.
“Fidel Castro died & the biggest news story is what Donald Trump tweeted about it,” a user tweeted. “Fidel Castro devoted his life to bringing down America. On Nov 9, he lost all hope, knowing he’d never be able to compete with Donald Trump,” another person wrote.
The president-elect also issued a statement about Castro’s passing following his tweet. He called the former Cuban president “brutal dictator.”
"Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades," the statement reads. "Fidel Castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve."
Fidel Castro was suffering from diverticulitis, the swelling of the colon, prior to his death. It is believed the disease led to his death. President Obama traveled to Cuba earlier this year in hopes of reestablishing a long-broken relationship with the country.
View Donald Trump’s reaction tweet as well as other’s reaction to that reaction below.
Fidel Castro is dead!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro died & the biggest news story is what Donald Trump tweeted about it.— Jeremy Jahns (@JeremyJahns) November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro devoted his life to bringing down America. On Nov 9, he lost all hope, knowing he’d never be able to compete with Donald Trump.— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 26, 2016
Donald Trump came into power and the universe said "there can only be one" #FidelCastro— vic (@victoriastfsu) November 26, 2016
I don't need American's telling me how bad Fidel Castro was. You elected Donald Trump president!!!— Eoghan Delaney (@EdelaneyEoghan) November 26, 2016
By contrast, President-elect Donald Trump offered not much on twitter---" Fidel Castro is dead!"— Moses Nyabere (@mnyabere) November 26, 2016
Donald Trump and Fidel Castro have ruined the original spirit of Weird Twitter. Sigh.— SKIRT (@talktoskirt) November 26, 2016
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