Trump calls Raúl Castro disrespectful
© Getty Images

Moments after President Obama touched down in Havana for his historic Cuba trip, Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMSNBC wins cable news weekly war for first time ever Saudi king: Trump visit a ‘turning point’ Tomi Lahren accepts role with pro-Trump advocacy group MORE took to Twitter to criticize the communist country's president Raúl Castro. 

Trump is referring to the trip Pope Francis made to Cuba in September. 

Obama's trip, the first a sitting president has made in 90 years, is expected to further thaw relations between the U.S. and Cuba. 

ADVERTISEMENT
During Obama's three day trip, he'll meet with Castro and representatives of the private sector before delivering a historic speech in Havana. 

Trump repeated his criticism Sunday evening at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Palm Beach, Fla., where he said Obama should have turned the plane around when he realized Castro wasn't there to greet him. 

The White House noted Sunday night it was “never contemplated or discussed” that Castro would be at the airport, according to The Associated Press. 

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the Cubans consider Monday’s ceremony with Obama and Castro to be the official welcome event.

Several dignitaries were on hand at the airport to greet Obama, including Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and Cuban Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Cabanas.
 
Updated 10:03 p.m.