'Raul Castro Isn't Exactly the Pope': Neil Presses Top Dem on 'Hypocrisy' Over Trump-Kim Summit
Neil Cavuto debated the number-two Democrat in the U.S. House on "Your World" Wednesday over the Democrats' reaction to President Donald Trump's Singapore summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
.@WhipHoyer on NK summit: "Kim Jong Un became a major national player on the world stage because he got to meet with [@POTUS] and gave nothing in return." @TeamCavuto https://t.co/2wCOHnb4ih pic.twitter.com/YWgXY7qkIO
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Cavuto asked House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland why Democrats have largely criticized Trump's decision to meet with Kim while they previously praised then-President Obama's meeting with Cuban dictator Raul Castro.
"The same Republicans who condemned [the Castro meeting as] an overture to a mean guy are extolling the virtues of the reach-out to the North Korean leader, but your party has been largely silent," Cavuto said, adding that there seems to be "hypocrisy everywhere" politically speaking.
"Raul Castro wasn't exactly the pope," Cavuto said.
Hoyer, a Democrat representing St. Mary's and Charles Counties since 1981, said that American policy toward Cuba "was not making much progress" over more than 50 years.
Cavuto responded that the same could be said for American-North Korean policy stretching back to the regime of Kim Il Sung.
"We didn't get anything out of Kim Jong Un," Hoyer argued. "This guy (Trump) deals from the seat of his pants. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't."
"What did people really feel you would get from Cuba?" Hoyer asked Cavuto.
"You could say the same about North Korea," Cavuto said, adding that he is not "taking sides" but questioning Hoyer about his caucus while he has the opportunity.
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