Trump: U.S. Considering Military Action in Venezuela

The Trump administration isn’t just dealing with the nuclear antics of North Korea.

Increasingly for the last few months, Venezuela has been teetering on the brink of full-scale anarchy as pockets of the South American nation’s military join a growing coup against the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro.

President Trump warned that military action against Maduro is on the table as a possible escalation after the U.S. leveled sanctions for Maduro’s human rights abuses.

The nation’s currency is in veritable free-fall and most basic necessities Americans take for granted from Walmart are either scarce or entirely unavailable to Venezuelans.

Maduro succeeded Hugo Chavez to maintain the socialist regime that continues to align itself with Iran and other members of the ‘Axis of Evil’, including North Korea.

Here’s more from the Politico…

President Donald Trump on Friday said he would not rule out the U.S. pursuing “a military option” against Venezuela, which has come under increased pressure for its human rights abuses.

Speaking to reporters after meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, Trump said he has “many options” for Venezuela, “including a possible military operation, if necessary.”

The U.S. Treasury Department late last month targeted Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with sanctions, accusing him of widespread abuses of the Venezuelan people.

Treasury announced the sanctions following the election of an assembly to rewrite the Latin American country’s constitution.

“By sanctioning Maduro, the United States makes clear our opposition to the policies of his regime and our support for the people of Venezuela who seek to return their country to a full and prosperous democracy,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said at the time.

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