Barbara Walters: Mandela's Funeral Shows We should Have Relations With Cuba

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[Video cross-posted to NewsBusters.] Veteran journalist Barbara Walters on Tuesday took to The View to use Nelson Mandela’s funeral as a way to push for normalization of relations with Cuba. Absolutely struck by the fact that Barack Obama shook hands with Raul Castro, Walters lectured, “The significance is that maybe this may change our relations with Cuba after 50 years, because it seems a little ridiculous to me that we recognize China and our relationship but we still do not have a relationship with Cuba.” She enthused that the footage of Obama and Castro was “old enemies…shaking hands.”  The host touted, “It’s historic.”