Josh Earnest: ‘I Wouldn’t Rule Out a Visit From President Castro’


White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest won’t rule out a Washington visit by Cuban President Raul Castro, although he did dismiss the idea as a “hypothetical.”

During the press briefing, Earnest pointed out that President Obama had welcomed leaders from countries with questionable human rights records such as China and Burma.

“For that reason I would not rule out a visit from President Castro,” he concluded.

Earnest added that hosting dictators was sometimes a good way to “shine a spotlight” on their country’s human rights violations.


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