First Sitting President to Step on Cuban Soil in Almost 90 Years
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Sasha and Malia Obama landed at JosÃ© MartÃ International Airport, just outsideÂ Havana, Cuba late Sunday afternoon. The visit is historic, the first by a sitting President of the United States since 1928, nearly 90 years ago.
Â¿Que bolÃ¡ Cuba? Just touched down here, looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people.â€” President Obama (@POTUS) March 20, 2016
"Back in 1928, President Coolidge came on a battleship, it took him three days to get here," President Obama said today. "It only took me three hours."
Yahoo NewsÂ Chief Washington CorrespondentÂ Olivier Knox:
Started to rain as Air Force One arrived. Cuban journalist joked: "Es la lluvia de la prosperidad, llegando a Cuba."â€” Olivier Knox (@OKnox) March 20, 2016
"It's the rain of prosperity, arriving in Cuba."
More via Twitter:
Today is the anniversary of the start of President George W. Bush's war in Iraq:
Obama sealing his legacy of foreign policy based on diplomacy and negotiation as the way forward rather than confrontaism #ObamaenCubaâ€” Frederik Worup (@FrederikWorup) March 20, 2016
I traveled to Cuba over 35x in my lifetime. Produced 2 movies there. And a cultural exchange between children. Elated about Obamaâ€™s visit.â€” Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) March 20, 2016
List of CEOs and other business leaders in Cuba for Pres Obama's visit, as provided by the White House. pic.twitter.com/oj2YHlVv7eâ€” Olivier Knox (@OKnox) March 20, 2016
Trump wants to build walls while Obama opens doors.#ObamaenCubaâ€” k8 (@rolling_2) March 20, 2016
Image: Screenshot via CNN/Twitter