Here’s what you should know ahead of Trump’s Florida visit:
Trump will trash Cuba as he looks to reimpose travel restrictions lifted by Obama, but remember: Trump himself violated the Cuban embargo by trying to secretly conduct business in Fidel Castro-led Cuba during the late 1990s.
Everything Trump does should be interpreted through the lens of How does this help Trump?, and with the latest Cuba changes, the answer is clear: Restricting business deals and limiting tourism between the U.S. and Cuba hurts Trump’s direct rivals in the hospitality industry.
While Trump isn’t explicitly going to Florida for a taxpayer-funded promotional tour of his properties, there’s probably an upwards-of-75-percent chance that he’ll plug Mar-a-Lago or one of his Florida golf clubs.
And lastly: When the U.S. pushes Cuba away, Putin wins. Is there a pattern here?