US President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba for historic visit

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Cuba for the start of a key visit and meetings with President Raul Castro. The diplomatic opening is intended to be the centerpiece of Obama’s presidential legacy.

Obama was greeted by top Cuban officials – but not President Raul Castro. The Cuban leader frequently greets major world figures upon their arrival at Jose Marti International Airport, but was absent on the tarmac. Instead, he planned to greet Obama on Monday at the Palace of the Revolution.

Republican Party presidential hopeful Donald Trump took to Twitter to seize on Castro’s absence as evidence that the Cuban president had deliberately snubbed Obama.