During Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, New York Times Pentagon correspondent Helene Cooper remembered Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro in the wake of his death.
Cooper criticized the “American-centric view” of Castro, saying America views him as a “satanic demon.”
Instead, Cooper praised Castro for how he helped liberate South Africa as she was a child growing up in Liberia.
“The Castro that I grew up knowing as a child growing up in Liberia was a Castro who fought the South African apartheid regime that the United States was propping up,” Cooper said. “It was a Castro that sent Cuban soldiers into Angola and helped to bring down apartheid South Africa. And so there’s a lot of ambivalence when you look Fidel Castro that’s usually not reflected here. I think what President Obama’s statement was doing was reflecting that. But I know you disagree with me,” she told host Chuck Todd.
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