Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on Trump Administration's Actions on Cuba

Jun 16, 2017
Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Trump’s announcement on changes to U.S.–Cuba relations:

“Essentially, President Trump is taking the country backwards in his approach to foreign relations. The president’s latest decision hurts American business and their opportunity for growth and expansion. We live in a global economy where American businesses must compete with other nations for trade and jobs creation.

“This latest assault on U.S. foreign policy also restricts the American people’s ability to interface with Cubans and to share our rich culture and limits the exchange of ideas and cultural understanding.

“The United States cannot and should not isolate itself from our neighbors. We must, instead, strengthen our ties with countries around the world.”