UPDATED 6:20 AM PT — Wednesday, May 1, 2019
President Trump is threatening a total blockade of Cuba over its support for Venezuela’s Maduro regime.
The president took to Twitter Tuesday, urging the Castro regime to withdraw its military and intelligence personnel from Venezuela. He said Cuba’s efforts to keep Nicolas Maduro in power have caused “death and destruction” of constitutional order in Venezuela.
President Trump warned he is considering imposing a full embargo on Cuba, and is also considering blacklisting its top officials.
….embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba. Hopefully, all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2019
The president also said Cuban soldiers and agents still have a chance to peacefully return home.