Gingrich on Castro Praise: 'Bernie Sanders' Fantasy Has Come to Life in Cuba'
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) reacted to the death of longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, on Fox & Friends Weekend.
Gingrich criticized some on the Left and in the media who have offered words of condolence and praise for Castro.
"Well, this is a good place to test the insanity of the American Left. He wasn't a romantic figure if you were being shot by him. He wasn't a romantic figure if you were being driven off the island as hundreds of thousands were because he stole their property and threatened to put them in prison," he said.
He lamented the fact that Cuban citizens' income averages about $50 per month due to the Castro regime's socialist governing ideology:
"Bernie Sanders’ exact fantasy come to life in Cuba. It doesn't work. I think people ought to be honest about this," Gingrich said of the Vermont senator, "Any professor or any writer who says they like Fidel ought to go volunteer to spend six months in a Cuban jail and then tell us how they feel about the dictatorship."
Gingrich also discussed what Castro's death means for the future of US-Cuban relations, especially under President-elect Donald J. Trump.
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