Thanks, Rob. Do you have a link for the item you quoted?
I am quite sure you are right that DJT doesn't consider Cuba to be a big deal. Rubio, of course, does. But DJT seems to be busy with other things.
I agree, that last item is a sore point. Not just for the Cuban ex-pats, but also the US companies that had their property expropriated. Another sore point is the damage Cuba sees as having been done to their economy by the embargo.
The discussion was on some other slightly different topics, but somewhere else, I had made some comments that included some impressions on that point. I will repeat it here as previously posted:
Normalization of Relations Cuba and USA
Here’s what needs to be done:
The USA agrees to keep their nose out of Cuba's internal affairs, and not interfere with Cuba's foreign policy, and Cuba will extend the same courtesy to the USA. If Cuba extradites any fugitives from US justice, the USA needs to extradite any fugitives from Cuban justice that they are harboring.
Then Cuba and the USA negotiate a settlement of compensation for US businesses nationalized by the revolution, also taking into account reparations that may be owed to Cuba due to US actions against Cuba, and considering Cuba's ability to pay, if the balance of the debt works out that way. DJT understands the concept of bankruptcy quite well, I understand, so that latter part should make sense to him.