President Donald Trump‘s campaign manager, Mercedes Schlapp, avoided Friday referring to the deportations of Cubans, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans for which the current administration has received criticism and promised “more pressure” towards the governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, three countries with which Washington has the worst relations on the continent, during a press conference at brigade headquarters 2506, in Miami.
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In a meeting with journalists after receiving 2506 Brigade support for the president’s re-election campaign, Schlapp said Trump has as its main goal “legal immigration” and evaded a question about the more than 20,000 cases of Cuban families whose immigration formalities to obtain a Parole were suspended three years ago following the departure of most American diplomatic personnel in Havana.
Schlapp said the president will maintain the “maximum pressure” policy on Cuba and Venezuela if re-elected. Democrats have accused Trump of wanting to sit down and talk to Nicolas Maduro if he wins the November election.
“We know Joe Biden wants to befriend the communists. During the Biden-Obama period, human rights abuses increased. The president thinks it’s important to put pressure on the dictatorship“, Schlapp said at Brigade 2506 headquarters.
“Trump wants to see change in these countries that are oppressing their peoples. President Trump was the first to recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president. He’s going to keep fighting for the freedom of these countries. We have long seen the suffering and separation of these families”, he said.