“So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate. Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works.” Obama discussing his views of capitalism and communism to Argentinian students on March 25, 2016, after his trip to communist Cuba. Obama is receptive to communism, kept his true political views private until the end of his presidency, and misled the American public about his political preferences.