Trump tweeted ‘Fidel Castro is dead!’ around 8am after news broke on Friday night that Cuba’s former president Castro had died age 90.
But some Twitter users were quick to call out Trump, questioning whether that was all he had to say.
‘@realDonaldTrump that’s all you have to say? Did you think of that all by yourself?! Brilliant lol. #Inspire,’ one user tweeted in response to Trump’s tweet.
‘@realDonaldTrump lol man good presidential tweet there,’ one user wrote.
However, some users wrote in defense of Trump, suggesting his tweet was to the point.
‘@realDonaldTrump was just making an announcement. Not in poor taste,’ one user tweeted.
‘@realDonaldTrump Thank you Mr.President-Elect for not trying to provide warm thoughts for a brutal dictator-So grateful you are our leader,’ another wrote.
Trump has vowed that he will reverse all of President Barack Obama’s executive actions normalizing relations with the Castro regime – unless the oppressive government in Havana dramatically changes its approach to human rights and political freedom.
Back in September, Trump pledged that if he won the White House he was ‘going to stand with the Cuban people in their fight against communist oppression.’
Some Twitter users were quick to call out Trump, questioning whether that was all he had to say and mocked him for his response
‘The president’s one-sided deal for Cuba, and with Cuba, benefits only the Castro regime. People are very unhappy about it,’ Trump said during a Miami rally at the time.
‘But all of the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order, which means the next president can reverse them.’
‘And that I will do,’ Trump vowed, ‘unless the Castro regime meets our demands. Not my demands. Our demands. You know what the demands are.
‘Those demands will include religious and political freedom for the Cuban people. And the freeing of political prisoners.’
Last year, he said ‘the concept of opening [relations] with Cuba is fine’, but criticized Obama for striking a deal that brought few benefits to the U.S. and demanded only weak changes from Havana.