Joe Biden, the 2020 Democrat presidential candidate and former vice president to President Barack Obama attempted to disparage President Donald Trump by comparing him to “Castro” – but Obama actually attended a baseball game and performed “the wave” with Cuban President Raul Castro back in 2016.
Speaking to the Spanish-language outlet Univision in Florida on Tuesday, Biden accused Trump of “admiring everyone who behaves in an authoritarian way,” Fox News reports:
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden likened President Trump to the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro while speaking with Univision Orlando on Tuesday.
"Trump has more in common with Castro than with Churchill," Biden said, adding, "Look who he admires. He admires Putin, he admires Xi, he admires everyone who behaves in an authoritarian way. I am the exact opposite. I have faith in the democratic system."
But, during his second term, President Obama hung out with Cuban President Raul Castro at a baseball game – and even joined in a little fun activity, The Washington Examiner reported in a March 22, 2016 article:
President Obama and the first family stuck to their schedule in Cuba and attended a baseball game Tuesday afternoon — and even did "the wave" in the crowd along with Cuban President Raul Castro — despite Republican calls for Obama to cut his trip short and return to Washington in the wake of the Brussels terrorist attacks.
While the rest of the cable news networks focused on the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, ESPN showed images of Obama and the first family doing the wave, shaking hands with players on the two teams and sitting next to Castro before the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team Monday afternoon.