On April 19, 1959, Fidel Castro appeared on “Meet the Press” for his first visit to the United States since the Cuban revolution, nearly three months earlier. When asked if he was a Communist, he said, “I am not a Communist. I am not agreed with Communist[s].” Panelist May Craig then asked if he was certain that there were no Communists in his government, to which he replied, “[T]heir influence in government is nothing.”
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