Sen. Rubio says Cuba’s ‘Marxist system wants to keep people poor’


By Jenny Goldsberry

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) appeared on Sean Hannity to discuss how the Cuban government is hurting its people today. Hannity shot his entire show Wednesday night live from Miami to cover the ongoing protests for Cuba there.

“First of all, Cuba is a failure because socialism doesn’t work,” Cuban told Hannity. “Marxism doesn’t work. Marxism is about power. Nothing to do with prosperity. It’s about controlling people. A Marxist system wants to keep people poor because poor people are easier to control.”

Meanwhile, some Americans don’t fault the government system, but America itself. “We live in the freest, most prosperous nation in human history,” Rubio said. “And yet somehow, we have a segment in the population overrepresented in the radical base of the Democratic party that thinks behind every problem in the world, it’s America’s fault.” He was referencing the recent stance of Black Lives Matter, who publicly blamed the U.S. for the current situation in Cuba. In their statement, BLM claimed: “the U.S. government has only instigated suffering for the country‚Äôs 11 million people.”

As a result, the Florida senator stood by his earlier tweet during the segment with Hannity. “My office will help the Black Lives Matter emigrate to Cuba,” he repeated. His offer was met with applause from the live audience.

Later, Rudy Giuliani tweeted about the moment. “No takers?” he asked.

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