Hillary Clinton Fails "Two Faces" ("Dos Caras") Standard on Cuba

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton has launched a radio ad in South Florida attacking Donald Trump for Newsweek's allegations that he violated the Cuban embargo.

The ad is entitled "Two Trumps" in English and "Dos Caras" ("Two Faces") in Spanish. It says:

"One Donald comes to sip cafecito Cubano and talk about the human rights abuses of Castro's communist regime. The other Donald thinks because of his money and his businesses that he is above the law."

As we've repeatedly posted, if Seven Arrows (a consulting firm Trump hired) didn't obtain the appropriate OFAC license for its travel-related transactions, or lied about the purpose of the trip, there should be legal consequences against Seven Arrows and any Trump executives that knowingly colluded with it.

However, note how the ad fails to mention that Hillary Clinton supports lifting the Cuban embargo, President Obama's lax enforcement of the embargo, or his efforts to encourage American businesses and travelers to skirt the embargo.

So let's apply the "Two Faces" standard to Hillary:

"One Hillary talks about the human rights abuses of Castro's communist regime. The other Hillary supports lifting the embargo to allow business deals with Castro's communist regime"; or

"One Hillary attacks Donald Trump for allegedly violating the Cuban embargo. The other Hillary won't press Obama to strictly enforce the Cuban embargo"; or

"One Hillary attacks Donald Trump for looking 'to line his pockets' in Cuba. The other Hillary supports Obama skirting the embargo to allow American hotel companies (Starwood) to cut deals with the Cuban military, which violate corporate ethics and international labor law"; or

"One Hillary attacks Donald Trump for looking 'to line his pockets' in Cuba. The other Hillary forgets that (Congressional records show) her brother-in-law, Roger Clinton, was 'receiving substantial sums of money' at the time to lobby then-President Bill Clinton on business in Cuba, while failing to register as a lobbyist"; or

"One Hillary attacks Donald Trump for putting his business 'ahead of the laws and values' that comprise the Cuban embargo. The other Hillary supports Obama skirting the embargo to allow banks (Stonegate) to finance transactions involving property stolen in Cuba from fellow Americans"; or

"One Hillary argues the Cuban embargo has 'empowered extremists' in Cuba. The other Hillary instead supports cutting unethical business deals, and for corporate America to 'line its pockets', with those same 'extremists'"; or

"One Hillary argues that the Cuban embargo has 'prolonged repression' in Cuba. The other Hillary hides the fact that repression in Cuba has dramatically increased under Obama's one-sided deal with Castro's communist regime"; or

"One Hillary rejects 'trickle-down economics'. The other Hillary supports Obama's 'dictator-down economics' policy in Cuba, whereby business deals with Castro's monopolies (Cuba's 1%) will purportedly 'trickle-down' to the people."

Et al.

By all measures, Hillary fails her own "Two Faces" standard on Cuba.