In an interview with Axios, Donald Trump expressed an openness to meeting with Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro and admitted to having second thoughts about his recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuelan Interim President.
The news comes after recent revelations from former national security adviser John Bolton about how Donald Trump’s failed and inconsistent strategy toward Venezuela was just a rhetorical ploy to win Florida, and Bolton claimed he has no intention of removing dictator Maduro from power.
“As the humanitarian crisis continues to escalate in Venezuela, Trump once again fails the Venezuelan people, expressing an openness to meeting with dictator Nicolás Maduro. As Venezuelans like myself watch Maduro increasingly cling to power because of Donald Trump’s erratic and failed strategy, we are concerned that Trump’s actions are weakening Juan Guaidó and pushing away our allies in the region who are working to restore democracy in Venezuela. Donald Trump continues to toy with the hopes of the Venezuelan people and exploit their suffering. This November, he will pay the price for lying to our community, and we will help electing Joe Biden, a true champion for democracy and human rights for the Venezuelan people,” said Luisana Pérez Fernández, Venezuelan and Spokeswoman for the Florida Democratic Party.