Despot Elect

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Pat Bagley)

In other news, researchers say the Russians helped spread the fake news articles that spread across social media this year. File this one under "no shit."

Meanwhile, German intelligence officials are taking steps to fight Russian-backed fake news in their upcoming election cycle.

Finally, the first regularly-scheduled flight from Miami, Florida to Havana, Cuba took off this morning following a 50-year-long embargo.

Some conservatives seem to believe Trump will roll back relations with Cuba to where they were before Obama, but I don't think he will. Trump wants to make money in Cuba. Trump violated the Cuban embargo in the late 90s. Why would he roll back relations now that the door is open for his businesses to legally move in?

Trump doesn't give a fuck about our relations with Cuba (or any other country) beyond his ability to enrich himself.

  • I think you’re right on the money regarding Trump and Cuba /pardon the pun

    • swift_4

      The conversation will go like this:
      Trump: Cuba! GRRRRRRR!
      Castro: Hotel…
      Trump: Cuba! YAY!

  • Aynwrong

    Not that I doubt the Russians involvement here, but Matt Taibbi has been tearing up the WaPo’s story on Twitter. I usually respect Taibbi and I’ll respect his opinion that the story wasn’t sourced well enough but it does get kind of aggravating when the obvious is denied like this. Especially given the results.