CBS News blamed former President Donald Trump and his administration’s policies for Cuba’s poverty and broken economy, instead of the island’s communist regime.
In a Monday segment of “CBS This Morning,” the corporate media outlet amplified President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s claims that the anti-authoritarian protests erupting in Cuba are objecting to economic backsliding caused by Trump’s sanctions and designation of Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism” shortly before he left office.
“On Cuban television, Díaz-Canel blamed the protests on the U.S. and its trade embargo for a severe impact on Cuba’s recent economic downturn,” the news narrator stated.
CBS then brought on Portia Siegelbaum, a CBS News producer in Cuba, to echo the authoritarian regime’s excuses and pile onto the anti-Trump narrative.
“The Trump administration passed many more regulations, many more sanctions against it, which basically has cut off all income coming into Cuba,” she said. “I think the Biden administration, he at least said at the beginning he was