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 José Martí International Airport, just outside 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.
¿Que bolá Cuba? Just touched down here, looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people.— 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 News Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox:
Started to rain as Air Force One arrived. Cuban journalist joked: "Es la lluvia de la prosperidad, llegando a Cuba."— 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 #ObamaenCuba— 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 Obama’s visit.— 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/oj2YHlVv7e— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) March 20, 2016
Trump wants to build walls while Obama opens doors.#ObamaenCuba— k8 (@rolling_2) March 20, 2016
Image: Screenshot via CNN/Twitter