Several students at American University say they would rather live in Fidel Castro’s Cuba than President-elect Donald Trump’s United States.
When asked by Campus Reform whether they have a more favorable opinion of the recently departed Cuban dictator or America’s president-elect, several students admitted that it’s a difficult decision.
“That’s a tough question,” one male student said.
“Oh boy,” another said. “That is a tough question.”
Others were less equivocal.
“I mean, right now, I don’t think Donald Trump is very good, and I know that Fidel Castro has done some good things for the world, so I’d say he’s proven himself at least in the long term to be more favorable in my opinion to Donald Trump,” one student at the Northwest D.C. campus said.
“I feel that he really changed Cuba in so many ways that really made possibilities for the Cuban people nearly endless,” another student said of Castro, who barred his people from leaving the Communist island nation.
“I would say, like, at this very moment, I have a better opinion of Fidel Castro,” a third chimed in.
“If his administration is anything like he said it would be, then I think Fidel Castro will absolutely have been a better leader to the Cuban people than Trump will be to the U.S., just based on his statements alone,” another student said.