CNN's Chris Cuomo apparently can now read Obama's mind. Cuomo reportedon the president's "true intent" of the now infamous handshake:
"And that handshake obviously was a huge moment. But not to be misunderstood, the handshake with Raul Castro, the president of Cuba, we believe was President Obama showing respect to Nelson Mandela and the occasion of today, the spirit of reconciliation. Of course, it will be dissected politically. …No matter the ongoing political disputes, on this day, it was about something bigger. It was about forgiveness and reconciliation, because it was about a man who was bigger: Nelson Mandela. And that is what the tribute has been all about today."
CNN's Jim Acosta insisted it, "would have been sort of impolite" for Obama not to shake hands with Raul Castro. Carol Costello intimated that the handshake "surely helps" to loosen the Cold War mentality between Cuba and America. Acosta reminded Costello that Cuba is in its fourth year of holding American Alan Gross.
The Weekly Standard grabbed CNN video of an ecstatic Chrstiane Amanpour: "Castro, he's shaking hands with Raúl Castro! ... This is a man, it is so true, who brought people together in life and he continues to bring people together today."
Just moments later the USA Today's Susan Page tweeted out very same talking point: