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Camila Cabello praises President Obama for 'awesome' Cuba visit

Singer Camila Cabello has praised President Barack Obama for making an historic visit to her native Cuba.

The Fifth Harmony pop star was born on the island nation and moved to America as a young child, and on Sunday (20Mar16), she showed pride for her first home when Obama became the first U.S. leader to visit the country in 88 years.


Camila retweeted a post from the President which read, "¿Que bola Cuba? (What's up Cuba?) Just touched down here, looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people."


The 19 year old also added, "THIS. IS. AWESOME... I'm going to miss Barack Obama as President of the United States so much."


Camila has previously showed her support for the President after he announced plans to restore diplomatic ties after more than 50 years of tension with Cuban leaders in December, 2014.


That same month, she and the rest of her bandmates were invited to sing at the White House's annual Christmas Tree lighting, when she met President Obama for the first time, leaving her in awe and full of respect for the politician.


In a heartfelt message detailing the path that led her to the high-profile event, she wrote, "It's March in 1997 and I am born in the island of Cuba. I came with my mom to the United States when I was 6 years old. I am a daughter to a Cuban mother and a Mexican father who left everything they knew with only the clothes on their backs to come to a land where they only knew the words "yes" and "no". As a family we built a new life from the ground up in hopes of getting the opportunities to be the people we couldn't be in our own countries.


"In 1997 I was born in a country where the roads are almost as broken as the hope of the people. It is 2014 and today I got to hug and thank Barack Obama with tears in my eyes for everything he does in supporting immigration because of all the people like my family and I in foreign countries that have dreams of being doctors and professors and artists and of being bigger than the circumstances they are BORN in."


She concluded, "It is 2014 and I am a Cuban Mexican proud American citizen. I look behind me and I see the White House, but i also see my parents and other immigrant families taking a last look at the home country. I look in front and see the president and his family. But, I also see us - and the families to come - wiping the sweat off our brows, looking up, and thanking God that we made that choice."