President Barack Obama posed for photos in front of a mural for Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara Monday during his historic visit to Cuba.
— Periódico Granma (@Granma_Digital) March 21, 2016
According to Associated Press reporter Peter Orsi, journalists let out a “collective gasp” in the press room as Obama stopped to be photographed in Revolution Square.
The first president to visit the Communist country in almost 90 years, Obama immediately sparked outrage across social media for what some saw as praise for the controversial mass murderer.
Good to know Obama's priorities. Ol, Che Guevara. pic.twitter.com/SpWKygwaUC
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) March 21, 2016
Worth remembering in light of the Obama + Che photo today –> the home of Obama's previous Press Sec, Jay Carney: pic.twitter.com/xLUquERYsl
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) March 21, 2016
For those wondering about Obama's photo with the mural of Che, here's Che on blacks in "The Motorcycle Diaries." pic.twitter.com/MucoE2BkNO
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 21, 2016
President of the United States posing respectfully by a large Che Guevara. Good thing it wasn't a Confederate flag! pic.twitter.com/YwwxADbMi3
— Razor (@hale_razor) March 21, 2016
The Argentine guerrilla is said to be responsible for the execution of at least 150 prisoners without fair trial.