Cuban-born businessman Maximo Alvarez, one of the featured speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention, warned in his speech that America would turn into Cuba under a Joe Biden presidency.
With President Biden marking his 100th day in office this week, Fox & Friends had Alvarez on to give an update on his prediction.
“Are your greatest fears coming true, what you left in the 60s, what your dad left in Spain,” Fox News host Brian Kilmeade said. “Is it coming true here?”
“I’m afraid to say so,” Alvarez said. “It’s very sad, but ever since the election, right after January the 20th, you’ve seen what’s happened in this country with the signature of our new president, and it seems to me that everything that we’re experiencing today, I never thought I would experience again, but it’s happening too rapidly.”
Kilmeade cited “6.2 trillion” that Biden is planning to spend on social programs to sarcastically ask what’s wrong with that.
Speaking from personal experience, Alvarez gave a chilling account of what’s wrong with it.
“I heard it before, the false empty promises. I thought I would never hear them again,” he said. “The social injustice. The propaganda about diversity, equity, and inclusion, and they keep repeating over and over again the same things to the point that just like any pathological liar, will believe their own lies. They always tell you about things that are not true. And they repeat it enough.”
Pointing to academia, gun control efforts and pitting one race against another, the Fox News host suggested this was a similar formula to what Alverez left in the 1960s under communist dictator Fidel Castro.
“Listen, they continue to try to tell our kids, our students that America, the United States is a bad country. That we are a racist. That we abuse people. That we don’t like immigration,” Alvarez said. “If any of that was true, I wouldn’t be here today.”
“This had this is the most generous country in the world,” he continued. “This is the only country where 60 years ago I arrived with the clothes I was wearing on my back and thanks to the generosity of this country, thanks to the freedom of this country, thanks to the opportunities that this country offers to everybody the same, I was able to experience the so-called American dream, which is just not a term. It’s a reality.”
Holding up Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a Somali refugee, as an example of the radical left’s push for social programs, Kilmeade asked his guest to respond.
Calling it “very scary,” Alvarez added, “And why does she not go back to her country to try to push that? Because she came to this country to run away from totalitarianism. She came to this country for freedom. Now people like that incomprehensibly betray the very country that accepted us just like our children, just like we were born here.”
“I learned as a young kid, my dad said it many times, if you lose this country, you have no place to go,” he concluded.
Alvarez spoke about false promises from the left in his RNC speech, as he remarked on what was happening in liberal cities like Seattle and Portland.
“Those false promises: spread the wealth, free education, free healthcare, defund the police, trust a socialist state more than your family and your community, they don’t sound radical to my ears. They sound familiar,” he said. “Fidel Castro was asked if he was a communist; he said he was a Roman Catholic. He knew he had to hide the truth. But the country I was born in is gone, totally destroyed. When I watch the news in Seattle, Chicago, Portland and other cities, when you see the history being re-written, when I hear the promises, I hear echoes of a former life I never wanted to hear again. I see shadows I thought I was out of.”
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