Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, joins Ben in studio to discuss how Fidel Castro destroyed the country of Cuba and why the media has been praising the dictator since his death on Friday.

“Not only did he repress the Cuban people, he made them flee or put them in prison, and made them very poor,” Gonzalez said. “But he changed the Cuba he inherited. He made it different thing and not a better thing.”

On the recent U.S. deal-cutting with Cuba, Gonzalez said Obama gave up all the leverage. “[Obama] gave the Castros almost everything they wanted,” he said. “Everything we are doing is putting money into the military… and is putting money into the Castro family.”