Democratic New York Rep. Charlie Rangel said on MSNBC’s “Ronan Farrow Daily” that in the aftermath of the normalization of relations with Cuba, he has “never been more proud of being an American.” (RELATED: Raul Castro Urges Obama To Use ‘Executive Action’ To Overrule Congress)
Rangel, who was in Havana for some reason, said the Cuban people were ecstatic. “This is a tremendous, historic event, the people in Havana are dancing in the street with glee, there’s always been a love between the Cuban people and the American people, notwithstanding the problems our governments have had.”
“This is exciting, not just for America, but it’s exciting for South America and Central America, we’re the only country in the hemisphere that sought to change the Cuban government for an embargo that hasn’t worked,” Rangel continued. “I’ve never been more proud of being an American and I’m glad to see the results in Havana while I’m here.” (VIDEO: Charlie Rangel: I Called Tea Party ‘White Crackers’ As ‘Term Of Endearment’)
Rangel was born in 1930, and has lived through the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War (which he fought in), the civil rights movement, the lunar landings, the fall of the Soviet Union, 9/11, the death of Osama bin Laden, the Mighty Ducks trilogy, and the election of the first black president (even Michelle said she was proud of that one).