Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Job-Killing, Isolationist Cuba Policy

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump announced that he would roll back several key elements of the Obama Administration’s historic opening to Cuba:

“Today, President Trump announced a job-killing Cuba policy that chokes off vital, growing commercial links between the U.S. and Cuba.  This short-sighted decision is a disaster for American workers, destroying newly-created American jobs, freezing future business deals and hurting American farmers and agribusinesses who want to export to Cuba.

“Two years ago, America decided to break free of the past and build new bonds of friendship with Cuba – a decision strongly supported by business leaders, human rights activists and a vast majority of the American public in both parties.  President Trump should be listening to the American people and strengthening those ties, not dragging us back to 55 years of failed isolationist policy.”