Sanders Once Said He Didn’t Understand ‘What’s So Wrong’ with Cuba, Former Prisoner Recalls

by Jason Hopkins

A former U.S. prisoner under the Castro regime is claiming that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders once visited him in captivity and said he couldn’t understand “what’s so wrong” about Cuba.

Alan Gross — an American who was incarcerated in Cuba from 2009 to 2014 and suffered from ailing health conditions — is claiming that Sanders lauded the communist government during a U.S. congressional delegation visit.

The longtime prisoner told NPR that Sanders, while speaking to him in captivity in 2014, said he just couldn’t understand what’s negative about the country’s government.

“He said, quote: ‘I don’t know what’s so wrong with this country,’” Gross said to NPR.

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