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President-elect tweets upon the news of Fidel Castro's death at 90

Trump later issues longer statement condemning "brutal dictator"

Washington CNN  — 

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter initially on Saturday to react in only four words to Fidel Castro’s death before issuing a longer statement condemning the “brutal dictator” and yearning for a free Cuba.

“Fidel Castro is dead!” Trump tweeted on the news of the 90-year-old’s death.

The longtime revolutionary leader died Friday, presenting potential opportunities for change in a country whose relations with the United States have recently begun to improve.