OK, I was no great fan of this Cuban leader and I admit to being terrified in the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. However, a great deal has come to light since then of the terrible acts committed by the USA in their attempts to overthrow him and other left-wing regimes in Central and South America.
More than ever, I am convinced we get fed what the media wants us to hear. This includes the BBC sadly.
It remains to be seen how Mr Trump views Cuba. Let's hope Cuba becomes a more open society, but that it retains all that is good.
UPDATE 2007z: Mr Trump called him "a brutal dictator" allegedly. Funny how he managed to stop corruption and the worst American influences in Cuba. He was no saint, but "let he who is without sin cast the first stone". Mr Trump?