Rather, it's Power Line's Steven Hayward setting the Wayback Machine to early 1980. Jimmy Carter committed yet another reason for the voters to fire him, and an Arkansas governor is collateral damage.
Fidel Castro declared that anyone who wanted to emigrate to the United States was free to do so within a narrow window of time. Within days, 125,000 Cubans were en route to the U.S. Just where did that rickety fleet come from on such short notice? No one seemed to be curious about that, though even slow learners eventually figured out that Castro used this “humanitarian” gesture to offload a lot of criminals, mentally ill persons, and other Cubans he wanted very much to be rid of. Which means the Cuban government was organized in advance for this “spontaneous” moment.No, Governor Clinton did not suggest that Castro was sending us "drug dealers and rapists, and maybe a few good people," although he was not pleased that Washington wanted to warehouse the refugees, until their asylum claims could be adjudicated, at Federal installations on the mainland, including Fort Chaffee in Arkansas.
He had a suggestion.
First, Clinton suggested the refugees be screened on an aircraft carrier off of the Florida coast. Eidenburg said that didn’t make sense, because there was no place to put those refugees the United States wouldn’t accept.Evidently, Our President is currently taking advice from Jimmy Carter, but Mr Hayward sees another trolling opportunity. "I think Trump should come out and say he’s decided to take advice on this matter from Bill Clinton. And then pass the popcorn."
“Sure there is,” Clinton replied, as recounted in his memoir “My Life.” “We still have a base at Guantanamo, don’t we? And there must be a gate in the fence that divides it from Cuba. Take them to Guantanamo, open the door, and march them back into Cuba.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. rejected its future occupant’s Guantanamo plan.