President Donald Trump tweeted Friday evening that his Cuban-American friends “are very happy” with his newly unveiled policy on Cuba.
“Back from Miami where my Cuban/American friends are very happy with what I signed today. Another campaign promise that I did not forget”, the President tweeted upon his return from Florida to unveil the policy, The Hill reports.
Trump announced his policy in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. The goal is to cancel certain Obama-era mandates that were focused on normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
The new restrictions are aimed at redefining travel rules and stemming funds directed toward the Cuban military, though Trump plans to leave in place several policies from under the Obama presidency.
Since Obama’s historic effort in his second term to normalize relations with Cuba, Americans have been allowed to travel to the island nation under 12 different categories of travel with just a general license. Tourism to the island is still strictly prohibited, but White House officials said that enforcement of the ban has been trailing.
Friday’s announcement came after the administration weighed severing diplomatic relations with the island nation before deciding on narrower changes to Obama’s policy, according to documents obtained by The Hill.