Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Cuban immigrant comes close to tears as he tells Republican convention that Democrats are like Fidel Castro and says his father told him of America: 'There is no other place to go.'

Florida businessman Maximo Alvarez came close to tears as he talked about how those in his native Cuba were deceived by Fidel Castro and Americans shouldn't make the same mistake. 
'I may be Cuban born, but I am 100 per cent American,' he told those watching the first night of the virtual Republican National Convention. 'This is the greatest country in the world. If I gave away everything I have today, it would not equal 1 per cent of what I was given when I came to this great country of ours: The gift of freedom,' he said, his voice breaking. 
He added that, 'I still hear my dad: there is no other place to go.' 
Florida businessman Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban immigrant, recalled the empty promises made by Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and suggested that progressive Democrats were making many of the same claims
Florida businessman Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban immigrant, recalled the empty promises made by Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and suggested that progressive Democrats were making many of the same claims 
Maximo Alverez spoke from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., and came close to tears when he talked about escaping Castro's Communism for freedom in the United States
Maximo Alverez spoke from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., and came close to tears when he talked about escaping Castro's Communism for freedom in the United States 
Businessman Maximo Alvarez says Democrats are like Fidel Castro
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Alvarez, the founder of Sunshine Gasoline, recalled growing up under Castro.
'And I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who could have been me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises,' he said. 'They swallow the Communist poison pill.'  
Alvarez said that at Miami's Freedom Tower, referred to as the 'Ellis Island of the South,' 'you can still hear the sound of those broken promises.' 
'It is the sound of waves in the ocean, carrying families clinging to pieces of wood, families with children who can’t swim, but willing to risk everything to reach this blessed land,' he said. 'It is the sound of tears hitting the paper of an application for American citizenship.' 
He recalled that Castro lied when asked if he was a Communist. 

'He said he was a Roman Catholic,' Alvarez said. 'He knew he had to hide the truth.' 
Alvarez suggested that progressive Democrats were doing the same thing now.  
'Free education, free healthcare, defund the police? Trust the socialist state more than your family, than your community,' he said. 
'They don't sound radical to my ears, they sound familiar,' Alvarez said. 
Alvarez said that today President Donald Trump was 'fighting the forcres of anarchy and Communism.' 
'I have no doubt they will hand the country to those dangerous forces,' the Florida businessman said of Democratic rule. 
He spoke to an empty auditorium in Washington, D.C., several blocks from the White House, where many of the main speeches were delivered on Monday night.  
'I choose President Trump because I choose America, I choose freedom,' he also said.     

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