There are a lot mixed reactions regarding the news of Fidel Castro’s death. Politicians and Cuban American celebrities took to social media to express their emotions and reactions on the Cuban leader’s passing.
President Barack Obama addressed Castro’s death in a speech on Saturday morning, sending his condolences to the Castro family and and “extended a hand of friendship” to the Cuban people.
"History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him,” said Obama. "Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro's family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people. In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.”
President-elect Donald Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio also chimed in on Twitter. Trump eloquently relayed the news on Castro’s death, Nieto called him a "friend of Mexico," while Cruz and Rubio–being of Cuban descent–expressed how this moment in history will resonate with them.
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro fue un amigo de México, promotor de una relación bilateral basada en el respeto, el diálogo y la solidaridad.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro's death cannot bring back his thousands of victims, nor can it bring comfort to their families: https://t.co/hYue5mi69M
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 26, 2016
History will remember Fidel Castro as an evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery & suffering on his own people pic.twitter.com/Y7207S6qVD
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 26, 2016
Fifth Harmony members Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui share their reactions as well. In an emotional tweet, Cabello wrote, “I want nothing more than to see the families that were divided to come together again and for all the years of pain to come to an end.”
— Camila Cabello (@camilacabello97) November 26, 2016
Castro died on Friday night at age 90.