Priebus: Trump will require 'some movement' from Cuba for relationship
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, on Sunday said there will have to be "some movement" in Cuba for the U.S. to have a relationship with Havana.


"President-elect Trump has been pretty clear that there's nothing wrong with talking to people, he's been willing to talk to anybody, but we've got to have a better deal," Priebus said on "Fox News Sunday."

"We're not going to have a unilateral deal coming from Cuba back to the United States without some changes in their government."
Priebus pointed to issues including oppression, freedom of religion and political prisoners.
"These things need to change in order to have open and free relationships, and that's what President-elect Trump believes," Priebus said.
During his presidential campaign, the president-elect said he would reverse President Obama's "concessions" to Cuba unless the Castro regime agreed to certain demands. 
After the announcement of Fidel Castro's death, Trump said he will do all he can to make sure the Cuban people can "begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty."
"I do believe in order for any sort of deal to take place, President-elect Trump is going to be looking for some movement in the right direction in order to have any sort of deal with Cuba," Priebus said on Sunday.
"I can assure you that he's going to require some movement or some schedule of movement in order to then schedule some kind of relationship with Cuba."
Priebus emphasized that there isn't going to be a "one-way relationship" between the United States and Cuba unless some action is taken by the Castro administration.
He said Trump will "absolutely" reverse Obama's opening to Cuba if he doesn't get what he wants.
"What that deal is is yet to be determined, but there is going to have to be some movement from Cuba in order to have a relationship with the United States," Priebus said.
"And I think the president-elect has been very clear about it."