Trump, whose company allegedly violated the Cuban trade embargo in 1998, has sought to reverse Obama’s policies.
In his Sunday tweet, he may have poor recall of previous visits to a house in Little Havana, Miami, which houses a Bay of Pigs museum and library, and where survivors of Brigade 2506, the unit who led the invasion, get together to talk and remember.
Trump surrendered in 1999, when he flirted with a presidential race on the Reform Party ticket. He received gifts, if not awards: a brigade pin and, according to the Associated Press, “a shoulder plate worn during the invasion.”
Trump visited the museum again in October 2016, receiving a “hand-painted 2506 Brigade shield” which his campaign insisted on Sunday as the award in question.
Receiving the endorsement of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, Trump said, “You were fighting for the values of liberty and liberty that unite us all. The same values that are at stake in our election. “
He went on to beat Hillary Clinton in Florida and in the race for the White House. But by the time the influential group of right-wing veterans was endorsed, he was trailing Clinton in the state by 3.3%.
Website fivethirtyeight.com is now increasing Biden 2.6% in Florida. The Democrat will be backed by $ 100 million from former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. But in Florida and other states with large Latin American populations, including Nevada where the president campaigned this weekend, Trump seems to be feeling his luck.
Jumping on reports that Vermont Socialist Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders had “concerns” about Biden’s campaign, Trump tweeted: “Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible for Hispanics. Now he’s counting on Castro’s lover Bernie Sanders to help him. It won’t work!
Trump has a well-documented habit of claiming to have received awards and accolades that do not exist or that were never awarded to him. Famously, the president posted a fake cover of Time magazine in his golf clubs.
He has also repeatedly claimed to have been named Man of the Year in Michigan, another battlefield state, albeit in which he leads Biden by 7.6%.
A former Republican congressman recently told CNN that Trump may have mistaken a dinner in 2013 where he spoke and received various memorabilia, with the awarding of an official award.